'Grown her angel wings': Invercargill homicide inquiry after baby dies

Invercargill police have launched a homicide investigation after the death of a baby who was taken to hospital with critical injuries on Saturday.

A police spokesperson said the baby, believed to be about four months old, was taken to Invercargill Hospital in the morning and subsequently transferred to Starship Hospital in Auckland.

Hope Elizabeth Wallis McFall-Schultz died of her injuries in the children's hospital yesterday.

Her grandmother, Sharon Schultz, shared the news on a Facebook post saying: "On behalf of Britt & Family with struggling and broken hearts we sadly inform all family & friends of the sudden passing of our precious Hope Elizabeth 💔.

"Our precious wee angel has grown her angel wings on 26-01-2022."

Police said a homicide investigation has begun in relation to how Hope received her injuries.

They were continuing to speak with residents of an Elizabeth St property in Invercargill, and no one else was currently being sought.

Police's thoughts were with the baby's whānau.

The family have requested privacy.






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