'Very Nasty': Neighbours Heard Screams And Swearing Before Baby Boy Died
Neighbours heard screams and swearing just minutes before a baby boy died in his home.
Following the shouting, neighbours heard sirens and saw flashing lights as police cars and firefighters thundered down Potts Road, Langwarrin in south-east Melbourne at about 4.10pm on Monday.
Crews worked to save the two-year-old child, but he could not be revived. He died at the scene.
A man and a woman were arrested following the death of the child and now homicide detectives are investigating the incident.
A second man was initially arrested at the scene, but released shortly after.
Dean Peterson lives next door to the family involved and said he heard yelling a swearing between 4 and 5 pm on Monday.
"I could hear a man screaming quite aggressively to give him the phone and I could hear the lady crying quite hysterically," Peterson told 10 News First.
"It was quite aggressive and I could hear it. Initially, I thought it might be kids playing but then I heard swearing and it wasn't kids."
Neighbour Craig Blackwell told The Herald Sun he could hear arguments in the house on Monday afternoon before police arrived.
"She was screaming, shrieking in terror, and the guy in the house was trying to hush her and tell her to be quiet."
Blackwell also said he had a conflict with occupants of the house before.
"It's not unusual to hear arguing and screaming ... I've been over there a bit to tell them to be quiet ... last Friday night I was over there at about midnight because of the noise they were making."
Residents in the surrounding streets and wider neighbourhood have been left shocked by the child's death.
"It's not a nice feeling," resident Diana Farmer told 10 News First on Tuesday.
'[It's] beyond belief, it's very nasty ... there is a school around the corner so I would imagine it's going to have a big impact."
Police investigations continue. No one has been charged with any crime at this stage.
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