3 Feb 2015

Police investigating Hawera baby's death

4:41 pm on 3 February 2015

Taranaki police are investigating the unexplained death of a baby girl at a Hawera, Taranaki, property today.

Emergency services were called to the address about midday today and found the baby unresponsive.

Detective Senior Sergeant Brent Matauku said several attempts were made to rescuscitate the baby girl but she died at the scene.

Mr Matauku said they did not yet have a clear picture of the circumstances surrounding the baby's death. Officers were speaking with her family and Victim Support had been called in to help.

A scene examination was underway, and a post mortem was expected to be carried out tomorrow.