Geraldton residents have awoken to shocking news this morning.
A 37 year old woman from Waggrakine has been charged with murdering a five month old girl.
Police have said the woman is related to the baby, and haven't confirmed if it is the child's mother.
The woman was charged after a Police investigation into the disappearance of the baby which was not reported missing.
The woman is due to appear in Geraldton Magistrates Court today.
Update: The woman, Tamara Louise Thompson, has appeared in court. She has been remanded in custody and will appear again later today.
The woman was seen by a psychiatric nurse. The court was informed that the woman was fit to stand trial. She will remain in Greenough prison until the case resumes next week.
Update: Friend of Tamara Louise Thompson says she suffered from Post Natal depression.
Update: Police said remains were found at the home earlier today. According to the ABC:
...local officers went to the house to carry out a welfare check on Saturday night, as the child had not been seen for a number of weeks and concerns were held for her safety.
But local officers were unable to locate the girl, and inquiries were made with the child's family into her whereabouts.
Major Crime Squad Detectives from Perth arrived on Sunday to take over the investigation, before a child's remains were found on Monday.