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Woman found dead with toddler died of natural causes

BODY FOUND: Police investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in the presence of a female toddler, thought to be three or four.
BODY FOUND: Police investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in the presence of a female toddler, thought to be three or four. SCOTT POWICK

UPDATE: Wednesday 7.30am

POLICE have confirmed a woman who was found dead at Gunalda in the presence of a toddler yesterday afternoon died of natural causes.

The woman, 42,  was deceased when police arrived at the scene on Winns Rd about 3pm.

TUESDAY:

POLICE are investigating the apparently sudden death of a woman at Winns Rd, Gunalda, a spokesman has confirmed

A toddler, estimated to be three or four years old, was also at the scene, but ambulance officers said the child, possibly the woman's daughter, was uninjured and was not taken to hospital.

The police spokesman said police and ambulance officers were called to the scene about 3pm.

They found a woman dead, but the cause of death was unknown.

Detectives and Scenes of Crime officers were at the home.

"But we're not sure of the circumstances yet," the spokesman said.

The woman is thought to have been in her 30s or 40s.

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