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Woman charged with murder of 8-year-old boy to front court today



A 36-year-old woman will face Rockhampton court today charged with the murder of a child.

Emergency services found the 8-year-old boy early in the morning at an address in Berseker.

Detective acting inspector Luke Peachy of the Capricorn Crime Group says emergency workers that attended what was supposed to be a welfare check on Saturday will be supported.

"Whenever we attend a scene where anyone is deceased it's never great but obviously it hits a little bit harder when there's an 8-year-old boy who's been found deceased in obviously these circumstances, suspiciously," he said.

"Look tragic, we'll get around those officers and also the other emergency services aswell as reaching out to all the family, and offering counselling if they need be.

"The lead investigative body will be the Rockhampton Child Investigation Unit, they'll lead that up at this stage however we're liaising closely with our Brisbane counterparts including Child Trauma and the Homicide Investigation Group."