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Australian cops puzzle over baby's death

03 October 2013, 14:05

Sydney - A Perth father who drove to a child care centre to pick up his infant son went back to the car park to find the 11-month-old dead in the car after being told at reception he had not been checked in that morning, West Australian police said Thursday. 

It may have been a tragic mix-up but the parents are being interviewed and police spokesperson Sam Dinnison said inquiries into the circumstances leading to the child's death were continuing.

"It's not being treated as a homicide but we're not ruling anything out," Dinnison said. "It's a tragic set of circumstances."

A spokesperson for the child care centre said counselling had been offered to staff over Wednesday's incident in the Perth suburb of Helena Valley.


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