Murder charge over baby death

A 40-year-old Turangi man has been charged with the murder of his nine month old daughter in Turangi on March 12, 2016.

The man charged is currently in custody and will appear in Taupo District Court on Wednesday 24 May via video link in relation to the murder charge, says area manager investigations, Detective Senior Sergeant Matt Cranshaw.

Taupo Police completed extensive investigations into the death including consulting with medical specialists on the cause of death, says Matt.

As the matter is now before the courts Police is not in a position to comment further.