More charges likely over Qld girl's death
More people could be charged over the death of a severely malnourished Brisbane girl with Down Syndrome.
Four-year-old Willow Dunn's body was found at a Cannon Hill house on Monday morning and investigators are probing who was responsible for her care.
Her father, Mark James Dunn, 43, has been charged with his daughter's murder, which police believe happened on Saturday.
A post mortem examination revealed Willow had suffered sustained mistreatment and had a litany of injuries, Detective Inspector Chris Knight said on Friday.
Police have spoken to the residents of the Cannon Hill house and more people could be charged over Willow's death, he said.
"We continue to investigate all aspects of Willow's life - being her care, her health and her treatment in the days, weeks, months and years leading up to her death, "he said.
"Our investigation will continue until the detectives are satisfied that we've exhausted all options to make a thorough evaluation and decide whether or not any other culpability exists for any other people that had responsibility to provide care for Willow."
The investigation will continue to focus on the family dynamic as police appeal for anyone who had contact with the family to come forward.
"We're interested in anything people can offer, but primarily a major focal point is the care responsibilities - who had responsibilities over Willow and her siblings."
Counselling has been offered to the paramedics and police officers who were deeply disturbed by the crime scene.
"They were confronted by a scene that will stay with them for many years," Det Insp Knight said.
"We're no different to anybody else.
"It's a short shocking set of circumstances, which is why we're going to go to great lengths, and to examine the care and the treatment that she was provided with for the duration of the last four years."
Willow's death is now part of a high-level investigation to determine if Queensland's child safety system failed three disabled children, including one allegedly murdered by her father.
Child Safety Minister Di Farmer has appointed Cheryl Vardon, who leads the Queensland Family and Child Commission, to investigate two separate but equally appalling cases this week.
The first involves the alleged murder of Willow.
The second case involves the alleged horrific neglect of two teenage boys, who have special needs, who were found living in squalid conditions at a Stafford property.