Woman charged with murder of baby in 1995

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PERTH police have charged a woman with the murder of her newborn baby 24 years ago.

The body of the baby boy was located at a WA caravan park on Wednesday July 12, 1995.

It’s believed the boy was born hours prior to being located.

Detectives from the Cold Case Homicide Squad travelled to Victoria and have today charged a 38-year-old woman, who was 14 at the time of the baby’s death.

Given the age of the woman at the time of the child’s birth an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the conception of the child has been commenced, and is ongoing.

The woman will be extradited from Victoria and is due to appear in the Perth Children’s Court on Thursday September 12.