A woman who allegedly abducted a baby and held it captive for almost two years has been found dead.
Key points:The mother, who was a teacher, was found dead in her home in the Northern Territory’s Aumakam regionPolice believe she abducted the baby in June last yearThe woman’s death has sparked fears her killer was targeting another personThe Northern Territory has launched an investigation into her disappearancePolice said they believe the woman, who worked at the Aumukam Regional School, had gone missing in June 2016.
Police said she was found in her own home in an isolated area of the Northern Territories.
“We are extremely concerned for the welfare of the family, especially as the circumstances surrounding this disappearance are extremely serious,” police said in a statement.
“This is a serious crime, and we urge anyone with information about this case to contact the Police National Detective Service.”
Police said the mother had been a teacher at the school for a year.
Police believe the missing woman was abducted in June this year.
“At this time, we are not able to confirm whether the woman was pregnant at the time of her disappearance,” police added.
Police have asked anyone with any information about the missing mother to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.