A nine-month-old baby girl who was found dead in a house overflowing with bags of dirty nappies and piles of rubbish was suffering from Covid-19 at the time of her death, as it was revealed her mother had been heard screaming’ Come on, come on, go’ the night she died.
Police found the baby ‘unresponsive’ inside the home in Doonside, Sydney’s west, around 10am on Monday after responding to a call for social assistance. The child could not be revived.
Both of his parents in their thirties were also infected with Covid but the official cause of death still remains a mystery to investigators.
Officers cordoned off the area while detectives spoke with the baby’s parents.
The couple claimed they woke up to find the little girl and called Triple-0.
However, new details reveal on Tuesday “minor inconsistencies” in what each parent told police in subsequent interviews, 7News reported.
A nine-month-old baby who was found dead by police in a rubbish-strewn house in western Sydney on Monday was found to have had Covid-19 like his parents (pictured)
The couple (pictured) were taken to Blacktown Police Station for questioning. they have not been debited
Shocked residents expressed their sympathy and devastation at the tragic loss.
Neighbors say they often heard loud arguments from two adults in the house, but the family of four “hasn’t been out for a week or two”.
On Sunday night, locals also allege the 32-year-old mother yelled, “Come on, come on, come on,” at her partner.
The couple were taken to Blacktown Police Station for questioning. They have not been charged.
Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting the couple are in any way responsible for the baby’s death.
Rubbish and bags of dirty nappies spill out of the squalid house in Doonside where the baby was found ‘unresponsive’
A dirty diaper sits on top of a shopping trolley full of rubbish bags and a child’s scooter outside the Doonside house
On Tuesday, Daily Mail Australia was confronted with an appalling smell emanating from the house, with nappies on the pavement and overflowing bins thrown onto a shopping cart.
The yard is littered with beer bottles, trash and broken toys.
Rubbish spills out the front door onto the veranda of the house, from where the baby was carried by paramedics the day before.
Jessica, who lives behind the squalid residence, said she reported two emaciated pet dogs she saw in the backyard to the RSPCA, who then removed the animals.
An orange bag seen in the suburban home appears to be filled with dirty diapers
“I saw the dogs, but I barely saw the children. I feel so bad I haven’t noticed anything,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.
“I heard them (the kids’ parents) yelling at each other…fighting. I never saw the baby.
Another neighbour, Karen, said she had seen ‘all the kids on the back patio laughing and playing’, but that was a few weeks ago and the family hadn’t been out recently.
“The parents, I think they had some issues,” Karen said. “It’s just a tragedy. I don’t know if it was an accident or a natural death.
“I was actually devastated that someone so young wasn’t moving on with their life.
Flowers left outside the house where neighbors said they heard loud arguing and one said he called the RSPCA to report two emaciated dogs who were later removed
Police outside the squalid home on Tuesday after detectives took the parents of the dead child away for questioning
“I’ve lived in this community for 33 years and you get a weird incident, but a year ago Jason was killed. It’s heartbreaking that so many young lives are lost.
Ms Nicholas was referring to Jason Galleghan, 16, who was found on August 4 last year with head and chest injuries at a house in Perigee Close, close to the home where the child of nine months was found dead.
Jason was found unconscious and taken to Westmead Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Bags of rubbish are thrown into a shopping cart in the front yard of the house in western Sydney on Tuesday
A dirty diaper sits next to a bin full of dirty nappies outside the house where the baby was found dead on Monday
Five teenagers, including 19-year-old Kayla Dawson, have since been charged with Jason’s alleged murder.
Another neighbor of the grimy house where the baby is believed to have died, Carol-Ann, has said on several occasions, including in the evenings, that she heard arguing noises.
“I heard screams from inside as I walked past,” she said.
No charges have been laid and the judicial police are working to determine the cause of the baby’s death.
Baby death in Doonside: Nine-month-old baby had Covid when found dead in horror house