Police investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Weymouth toddler Arapera Fia have released a statement on behalf of the family.
The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.
“At this time our whānau are asking for some privacy, to let us mourn our precious baby. We are in as much shock as the rest of Aotearoa and want the answers to what has happened. Arapera’s father would like everyone to know that he was devastated to learn of her death as he does not reside at the same address as his daughter. Our extended whānau are fully cooperating with Police.”