Family breaks silence after North Queensland baby's death deemed 'suspicious'

The family of a baby boy whose death was labelled by police as “suspicious” more than three weeks after he passed have broken their silence.

Beau Bradshaw was only six months old when he died earlier this month in Queensland.

On the morning of June 2, he and his family went on a trip to the beach.

Only hours later, paramedics were called to their East Mackay home with Beau unresponsive.

He received treatment for a bleed to the brain and was transferred to Townsville Hospital, but died on June 4.

Detective Acting Inspector Mick Searle would not reveal what had made police deem the death suspicious.

“If there’s anyone in the community who has information in regards to this matter, to contact police as soon as they can,” he said.

He said an autopsy had been conducted and the results were pending.

Beau’s grandmother Joleen Pershouse described him as the “perfect little boy”.

“The best I could ever ask for. He is an angel now and taken too soon.”

Baby Beau with his parents and sister.
Baby Beau with his parents and sister. Credit: 7NEWS

She told 7NEWS there was “nothing suspicious about it”.

“Beau was healthy, happy, come from a big loving family.”

The family has no history of child safety.

Specialist police will continue to probe and assist in the complex investigation.





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