Detectives have charged a teenager with murder after a young girl was found dead in the State’s north-west.

Emergency services were called to a home in Gunnedah after the body of a young girl was discovered at about 7am (Wednesday July, 8 2020).

Officers from Oxley Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation.

A short time later, officers arrested a teenager – who was known to the child – nearby.

She was taken to Gunnedah Police Station where she was charged with murder.

The teen has been refused bail to appear before a children’s court today (Thursday July, 9 2020).

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