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Woman arrested after baby’s body found in freezer

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A woman has been released by police without charge after a baby’s body was found at a home in southern NSW.

Officers searched the house in Corowa in the Murray River region on Wednesday night after hearing concerns about the welfare of a three-month-old boy.

There they found the body of a child.

The body was located in a freezer, according to media reports.

A 40-year-old woman was arrested and taken to Albury Police Station.

She was released on Thursday morning.

Police say investigations are ongoing, with Strike Force Walumil established.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

The home is a crime scene and specialist officers are examining it.

The mayor of Corowa’s Federation Council, Pat Bourke, said in a statement there was a shared sense of devastation in the community.

“Anytime a child is lost, under any circumstances, is a tragedy,” he said.

“Our thoughts go out to everyone affected, especially the family of the infant and our first responders.”

He asked locals to contact CrimeStoppers if they have any information and to respect the police investigation.