22 Mar 2019

Police investigate suspicious death of 2-year-old found on tidal flats

7:31 pm on 22 March 2019

Police are investigating the suspicious death of a baby girl found on tidal flats yesterday in a small town in the Bay of Plenty.

The deceased 2-year-old was found on the tidal flats at Little Waihi in Maketu on 21 March.

At 10.40am on Thursday morning the Western Bay of Plenty Police attended reports of disorder in the area. Later, they discovered the body.

Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner said a scene examination was ongoing and police are speaking with family and potential witnesses.

There is no ongoing risk to the community, police said.

Those with information, including anyone who was in Little Waihi since 18 March is urged to contact Tauranga Police on 07 577 4300.