Queensland police dig for babies' bodies

Last updated 17:16 18/03/2014

Relevant offers

Australia

3.3m croc kills man at notorious river in Australia's Northern Territory Mass melee at Maribyrnong car wash after bailed driver loses cool over hold-up Woman critically injured in fall from Sydney balcony Drive-by victim from Melbourne crime family shot in penis Kiwi tradies take on late-night intruder Police search home alleged Claremont serial killer lived in during the 1990s Que Langdon is back in New Zealand Cheap flights to Vietnam: Jetstar to launch direct flights from Australia to Vietnam Mike Baird quits as New South Wales premier Lego crime wave hits Melbourne: Police ask for help to catch brick-obsessed thief

A bobcat excavator is being used to dig up a rural Queensland property in the search for the bodies of babies believed buried there.

About 20 police and forensic experts are searching a rental property near Gin Gin, west of Bundaberg, after police said they believed babies had been born in secret and disposed of there.

Police have said they are focused on one family that lived at the property in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Officers won't say how many babies they are looking for.

Homicide detectives are among those involved in the investigation, with excavation work expected to take a couple more days.

Detective Inspector Mick Dowie, of the Cold Case Homicide Unit, has said a tip-off sparked the investigation.

"You can draw your own conclusions from the fact that we're doing an excavation," he has told reporters.

Ad Feedback

- AAP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content