Police have confirmed they are treating the mysterious death of a seven-month-old boy as ‘suspicious’. Bodhi John was rushed from a home in Aberdeen to Muswellbrook Hospital, in the New South Wales Hunter region, at about 3pm on Sunday. Doctors were unable to save him. The home was examined by forensic specialists, while family friends are being urged to come forward.
Sad news from Australia as seven-month-old toddler was found dead under mysterious circumstances. Bodhi John was carried from Aberdeen to Muswellbrook Hostpital, located in the NSW Hunter REgion, on 3pm Sunday. He was beyond resuscitation, and the home and the body is being throughly examined.
‘The child’s death is being treated as suspicious. We’re hoping that examination will identify injuries the child may have suffered which may have contributed to the child’s death.’ Detective Inspector Matthew Zimmer told reporters on Tuesday.
Neighbours said the mother, Maddison Graham, had only moved into the home a few days earlier with her three children, The Newcastle News reported. Neighbours said they heard noises coming from the property in the early hours of Saturday. Detective Inspector Matthew Zimmer said police were co-operating with the mother of the child and her immediate family.
“The child’s death is being treated as suspicious,” he said.
Neighbours told The Newcastle News Ms Graham and her three children had only moved into the property three days earlier, picking up and leaving from another address in the middle of the night on May 10. Police are waiting on the results of an autopsy to establish the cause of the baby’s death.
“We’re hoping that examination will identify injuries the child may have suffered which may have contributed to the child’s death,” Detective Inspector Zimmer said.Police are also hoping to speak to the boyfriend of the mother, Ashley Morgan, who was staying at the house at the time of Bodhi’s death, according to Nine News.
There is no suggestion the mother or her boyfriend were involved in the death.Neighbours reported loud noises coming from the home on Saturday morning.
‘We just heard the dogs barking more than they usually do, doors banging and people yelling,’ one neighbour said. ‘It is a pretty horrible thing.’
Detective Inspector Zimmer said a postmortem on the child would be conducted within the next two days and the mother and immediate family were ‘cooperating’ with the investigation.‘We are speaking to people who have had contact with the child in the days and hours leading up the child’s death,’ he said.
‘We are also asking any members of the community who know the family or have had contact or interactions with the family in the days leading up to the child’s death to contact Hunter Valley Police or Crime Stoppers.’
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