Homicide probe launched after Kaitaia baby found dead

Homicide probe launched after Kaitaia baby found dead
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A baby girl has died of "non-accidental" injuries in Northland, sparking a homicide investigation.

Northland Police discovered the body of the infant after attending an incident in Kaitaia on Tuesday, February 19.

A post-mortem indicated the baby had died of "non-accidental injuries", according to police, and as a result a homicide investigation has been launched.

Acting Detective Inspector Lloyd Schmid said enquiries and a scene examination are still being undertaken.

"Police will thoroughly investigate the matter and use resources from across the Northland district to ensure we have a thorough understanding of the circumstances surrounding the incident," he said.

"At this point, it is early days into the investigation however Police have been speaking with a number of people as part of our enquiries."

Anyone with information is urged to contact Kaitaia Police on (09) 408 6500, or anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.