The 14-year-old schoolgirl is charged with murder after her ten-year-old cousin is found dead in Gunnedah
Girl, 14, is charged with MURDER after her 10-year-old cousin was found with her throat slit and words carved in her body on a remote farm in tragedy during school holidays
- Police rushed to a farm in Gunnedah in northeastern NSW at 7 a.m. on Wednesday at 7 a.m.
- Her aunt came home after being away for 30 minutes to find her dead
- The 14-year-old disappeared before the police found her in a neighboring site
- She was charged on Wednesday night with the 10-year-old’s murder
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A 14-year-old girl has been charged with murder after her 10-year-old cousin was found with her throat cut and words carved into her body on a remote farm.
The younger girl’s aunt returned to the family farm in Gunnedah in northeastern NSW at about 7:00 am on Wednesday to find the girl with blood pouring out of her body.
By the time the police arrived, the girl had already died.
By the time police arrived, the girl had already died (police depicted at the crime scene)
Emergency services remain on the farm (photo) while the forensic police search the scene for evidence
The aunt, the teen’s mother, left home around 6:30 AM with another child to complete the farm duties, The Daily Telegraph reported.
30 minutes later she came back and found her niece with her throat slit.
The 14-year-old was found at a nearby site at 8:30 AM.
The 10-year-old had traveled 350 km from Orange to stay with her cousin during the school holidays before her death on Wednesday morning.
It is believed that the girl’s injuries were inflicted with a knife and words carved into her skin, but police do not release details about the wounds.
The teenager was arrested and taken to Gunnedah Police Station, where she spent the day with medical experts and local investigators.
She was charged on Wednesday evening.
The forensic police spent much of Wednesday looking for evidence, but are expected to stay there for the next few days.
Gunnedah in northern New South Wales is located more than 430 km from Sydney and has only 13,000 inhabitants
FARMILY FARM HORROR: TIMELINE
Wednesday, July 8
* 6:30 am: Mother leaves home in Gunnedah, northwest NSW, to do farm work. Her daughter of 14 and niece of 10 sleep indoors.
* 7 am: The woman returns and finds the younger girl bleeding from alleged knife wounds and her daughter missing.
* 7:15 AM: Emergency services arrive at the property, but the 10-year-old is already dead.
* 8:30 am: The police find the 14-year-old in a neighboring site after a hectic search. She is taken to Gunnedah police station.
* 10:00 pm: The child is charged with the alleged murder of her cousin.
Mayor of Gunnedah, Mayor Jamie Chaffery, told Daily Mail Australia that the community’s prayers were family.
“They are dealing with this destruction of the loss of a young family member,” he said.
“The community has been through so much through three years of drought and COVID-19, but we are resilient and support each other to get through the hard times.”
Councilor Chaffery said the community will be devastated by the “tragic event.”
“We will be there to support each other and we will support the family,” he said.
Those members of our community who need support, we encourage them to contact Lifeline or Headspace. ‘
“We appreciate the thoughts of the people who reach out from the broad areas of NSW who offer their thoughts and prayers.”
The 14-year-old’s family lived on the property more than a decade ago and are widely respected in the Gunnedah community.
The high police have described death as one of the worst murders in young girls’ recent history.
The 14-year-old was denied bail on Thursday.
Police were called to a family farm in Gunnedah (main street in the photo) in northwestern NSW at around 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning after the younger girl was reported to have serious cuts.