Stacks of children’s toys have been left abandoned outside the Brisbane home where four-year-old Willow Dunn died in horrific of circumstances.
The toddler with Down Syndrome was found dead in her cot at her home in Cannon Hill on May 23. Her decomposing body was malnourished and had been partially eaten by rats.
Her father Mark James Dunn, 43, and stepmother Shannon Leigh White, 43, have both been charged with her murder.
Since their arrests, the home appears to have been abandoned.
Teddy bears, a train set and a child’s pink play castle were just some of the toys which were left by the roadside outside the property on Friday.
The haunting images serve as a chilling reminder of what allegedly took place inside the Cannon Hill home.
Willow Dunn (pictured, in 2017) was allegedly left dead in her cot for two days, having her face attacked by rats, after suffering horrific injuries and malnourishment
The rented house in the south-east Brisbane suburb of Cannon Hill now appears to be abandoned
Four-year-old Willow Dunn’s and her siblings’ toys were left outside the home where her body was discovered
Children’s items and rubbish bags are littered on the driveway, footpath and carport area of the house
Teddy bears, a train set and a child’s pink play castle are just some of Willow and her siblings’ toys which have been left by the roadside
Boxes filled with teddy bears and stuffed toys have been left on the footpath of the property
A train set still in it’s packaging is pictured dumped outside the Brisbane home
A close up photo shows a children’s toy with a red and blue duck attached to the top
Piles of children’s books have also been placed inside bags and left outside the home
Dunn was charged on May 25, after allegedly telling police he found Willow dead on Saturday morning – but didn’t seek medical help.
A call to emergency services wasn’t made until two two days later on Monday.
Police did not charge White until June 4.
Due to the sickening details of the alleged abuse, both White and Dunn have been charged with murder under its ‘reckless indifference of human life’ definition.
The unique law is mainly used in cases where severe neglect has allegedly occurred.
Post-mortem results revealed Willow was suffering ‘sustained mistreatment’ and police allege she had burns to her scalp, and infected bone-deep sores on her hips.
Investigators are also probing whether Willow was left to starve to death and if she was being denied medication for her condition.
Willow’s father, Mark James Dunn, 43, and his girlfriend Shannon White, 43, were both charged with murder in the two weeks since the four-year-old’s death
Willow was one of four children living at the rented home, along with her seven-year-old brother, White’s 12-year-old son.
White’s 19-year-old daughter was also known to live at the home and would sometimes feed and bathe the toddler.
Although White has seven children, she allegedly told police that caring for the Down Syndrome child was not her responsibility, as she was not her biological daughter.
Willow’s biological mother died during childbirth.
White’s daughter Taliah, 19, also lived at the home in Cannon Hill and sometimes fed and bathed her toddler stepsister
Detective Inspector Chris Knight said police wanted to speak to anyone who knew of them and the family dynamic.
‘We continue to obtain information from potential witnesses who are assisting us to build a clearer picture of the dynamics relating to Willow Dunn’s family,’ he said.
‘Our investigative team are not yet satisfied that we’ve exhausted all inquiries and will continue to investigate and evaluate all information that we come by so that we can make better informed decisions in the future.’
Willow and White rented the house, but are now both in custody facing murder charges
A large pile of rubbish is pictured outside the home where baby Willow lost her life in May
The huge pile of garbage bags and cardboard boxes has been placed inside the awning of the house
Detective Inspector Chris Knight said police wanted to speak to anyone who knew of them and the family dynamic