Three-month-old Bellah-Rose Salafia died in hospital on Saturday after being found unresponsive in her cot. Picture: Facebook
Three-month-old Bellah-Rose Salafia died in hospital on Saturday after being found unresponsive in her cot. Picture: Facebook

Baby girl’s death treated as ‘suspicious’

Police remain at a home in north Brisbane where a three-month-old baby girl was found unresponsive in her cot on the weekend and later died in hospital.

The death of the little girl, named by relatives as Bellah-Rose Salafia, is being treated as suspicious.

 

Bellah-Rose Salafia. Picture: Facebook
Bellah-Rose Salafia. Picture: Facebook

 

Emergency services were called to a "disturbance" at a home on Handford Rd, Zillmere just before 6am on Saturday.

The baby was found unresponsive and was taken to Prince Charles Hospital but died that day.

 

She is being remembered as an angel. Picture: GoFundMe
She is being remembered as an angel. Picture: GoFundMe

 

Results from her autopsy are expected today to confirm the cause of her death.

A homicide investigation has been launched, and a major investigation centre has been set up at Boondall police station.

Police would not confirm if the girl's parents or carers are involved in the investigation.

"Investigations are ongoing and several people are assisting police with their inquiries," a Queensland Police Service spokesman said on the weekend.

No arrests had been made by Monday afternoon.

 

People arrived on Sunday to place toys at the scene. Picture: Richard Walker/AAP
People arrived on Sunday to place toys at the scene. Picture: Richard Walker/AAP

 

The home is on Handford St, Zillmere. Picture: Richard Walker/AAP
The home is on Handford St, Zillmere. Picture: Richard Walker/AAP

Toys and flowers have since been left outside the home.

"I love you endlessly my sweet niece, my heart is broken and forever will be," one aunty wrote on social media.

"You are and always will be so loved, my heart aches my angel, rest peacefully our beautiful girl.

"I'll help look after your mum and your three brothers always and know that you will have justice."

She said the baby girl's family "doesn't even know what happened" and will not know "until the police figure it out".

Investigators are appealing for anyone who may have dashcam footage from along Handford Rd between 4.30am and 6.30am on Saturday to come forward, contact Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

With AAP

 

The baby girl was found unresponsive after a disturbance at the home. Picture: Facebook
The baby girl was found unresponsive after a disturbance at the home. Picture: Facebook


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