Qld Beach Baby's Father Extradited To NSW
The father of a nine-month-old girl whose body was found on a Surfers Paradise beach has been extradited to NSW.
The 48-year-old man was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station just after 10pm on Wednesday night. He has yet to be charged over the death.
It's alleged her father threw the naked baby in a "sacrifice" into the harbour at Tweeds Head.
The baby's body is believed to have drifted around 30km in the current for two days before washing ashore at Surfers Paradise beach, where she was found by passers-by around 12.30am on Monday.
The father's hearing to be extradited to NSW was delayed in Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday because he faced other charges which had to be dealt with before the extradition could proceed.
Police sources in Queensland allege the mother admitted to knowing about the planned "sacrifice" (as it has been described to AAP) but only the father would be accused of throwing her into the water.
It's believed the 23-year-old mother won't face charges and that she has been released from custody and placed in the mental health system in Queensland.