Detectives from Cairns Child Protection and Investigation Unit have charged a woman over the death of an 13-month-old baby boy at White Rock on September 24, 2018.
A 21-year-old Manoora woman was arrested in Townsville today.
She was transported to the Townsville watch house where she was charged with one count each of; manslaughter, torture, trafficking in dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of utensil for use with a dangerous drug, and indecent treatment of a child under 12
She is due to appear in the Townsville Magistrate Court later today (November 1).
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Police are investigating the death of an infant at White Rock yesterday.
Around 9am, police and paramedics attended a home to find a one-year-old boy unresponsive.
He was transported to the Cairns Base Hospital but was sadly pronounced deceased upon arrival.
A number of people are assisting police with their enquiries.
Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy which will assist in preparing a report for the Coroner.
The cause of the boy’s death is so far undetermined.