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Mernda baby found dead and mother with life-threatening injuries

Shock as baby is found dead inside a house and a woman airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries

  • Baby found dead and woman with life-threatening injuries at a Melbourne home
  • Emergency services were called with reports of an injured child in Mernda
  • They found a dead baby and a badly injured woman who was taken to hospital 

A six-month-old baby has been found dead inside a home in Melbourne’s north-east.

Emergency services arrived at a property on Langdon Drive in Mernda at 9pm on Friday.

They had been responding to reports of a baby suffering from critical injuries. 

A baby has been found dead inside a home in Melbourne’s north-east (pictured, a woman was airlifted to hospital)

A woman suffering life-threatening injuries was also found at the premises. 

She was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition and placed under police guard. 

Victoria Police said they are not looking for anyone else in connection to the incident. 

A resident laid flowers outside the home where the baby was found unresponsive.

‘I just live in the area, we heard what happened and we felt that we needed to lay flowers,’ they told Herald Sun. 

Local Mekail Arafat, 35, said he was woken up by police cars and ambulances.

Mr Arafat said he was ‘not sure what happened (but) we saw this morning the tragic news . . . it’s very sad . . . (it’s) usually a quiet neighbourhood . . . not much happening.’

Detectives set up a crime scene on Saturday and were spotted searching a blue Lexus and a red Toyota Corolla hatchback parked outside the property.