Police update: Investigation continues after body of infant located near Albury

An investigation is underway after the body of an infant was located in the state’s Murray River region overnight.

About 10pm yesterday (Wednesday 19 January 2022), officers attached to the Murray River Police District attended a home in Corowa, about 60kms west of Albury, after concerns were raised for the welfare of a three-month-old boy.

Officers searched the house and located the body of a child, before a 40-year-old woman was arrested.

A crime scene was established and is being examined by specialist forensic officers.

The woman was taken to Albury Police Station and later released, pending further investigation.

Local detectives with the assistance of the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad have established Strike Force Walumil to investigate the circumstances surrounding the child’s death.

A post-mortem examination will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

Inquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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