Police investigate influencer Kimberley Hartley's 'sleeping arrangements' after death of baby

Kimberley Hartley and her baby
The death of influencer Kimberley Hartley's baby is being investigated by police. Photo credit: Instagram / @verucasalt444

Police are reportedly looking into a New Zealand-born influencer's 'sleeping arrangements' after the death of her newborn baby. 

Twenty-five-year-old Kimberley Hartley, otherwise known as Veruca Salt, works as a content creator and sex worker in Australia's Gold Coast. 

Hartley revealed in an Instagram story earlier this week that her six-week-old son Cash had 'died in his sleep' and that she didn't know what happened.  

Police are now reportedly looking into the woman's sleeping arrangements with Cash leading up to his tragic death.  

Detectives have already ruled out suspicious circumstances and are preparing a report for the state coroner. 

Since the news of his death, followers on TikTok have slammed the mother for her presence on social media just days after sharing the news. 

"No hate but I don't know how people can make TikTok's just after their kids have died. Like setting up the camera, voiceovers, editing," one person commented. 

"I would be in bed for weeks, an absolute mess. RIP," they added. 

Veruca fired back on Wednesday night, saying in a video: "Your baby is not dead, mine is."

"If it was happening to you, you would know that bed is the last place you want to be," she said. 

"Every time you wake up you're going to forget, and you're going to go get your baby and he's not going to be there.

"You're not going to want to go home at all because your baby is all over the house," Hartley explained.  

"You have no idea the things that are going on in my head every five seconds. I feel insane. I feel crazy and you don't get it," she added. 

Others were quick to support Hartley, jumping to her defence with reassurance. 

"Everyone grieves so different. Please don't ever feel that you have to explain yourself. Don't let people tell you to be strong and stop crying," one woman wrote. 

"You don't need to explain yourself, I've been in your shoes, you do what you need to do to get through it," another said. 

"My baby passed away and I was a mess but I found comfort in posting about him on social media," one woman weighed in. 

"It really helped me heal and face my new reality."