1. ‘My baby.’ Mum left baby boy in care of family when he died in hot car.
Friends of the mother whose toddler died after being left in a car in Sydney’s west have described her as “heartbroken”.
According to The Daily Telegraph, twenty-two-month-old Jone was found unresponsive inside a car at the front of a Chester Hill home on Sunday afternoon.
Paramedics were unable to revive him and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Locals say the child’s mother, Samantha Rowlands, could be heard screaming when she returned home to find her son. It’s believed Jone, said to be a twin and the youngest of six children, was left in the care of family while his mother was out.
On Monday, Samantha uploaded a photograph of her son to Facebook with the caption “my baby”.
“Rest In Peace beautiful angel we love u,” one woman replied.
Detectives were told the child was found inside a car at the front of the residence by family members after he couldn’t be located inside the home.
The family released a statement saying: “We are all in shock and devastated with the loss of such a gorgeous, happy little boy. We are all just trying to support Sam the best we can.”
An aunt told 9News she was heartbroken by his death.
“Sam is a good mum, she loves her kids… Heartbroken, I just can’t believe this has happened,” she said.
His grandmother, who lives at the house, was taken to hospital suffering from shock.
Police are preparing a report for the coroner.
2. Two men missing as Qld flood enters day 11.
Townsville police have begun a search to find two men, with more rain on the way. https://t.co/F24jruy3aR
— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) February 4, 2019
Two men are missing near floodwaters and thousands of people have been evacuated as north Queensland’s flood crisis rolls into its 11th day.