NSW Police reveal Charlise Mutten’s official cause of death

Jan 25, 2022
NSW Police have revealed Charlise Mutten's official cause of death. Source: Facebook/ @ NSW Police

New South Wales Police have confirmed that nine-year-old Charlise Mutten died from a fatal gunshot wound, as reported by ABC News.

Detectives believe the child was killed at a Mount Wilson property, in the Blue Mountains. She was reported missing on Friday, January 14.

A man has been charged with alleged murder over the disappearance of nine-year-old girl Charlise Mutten in the Blue Mountains. As part of the investigations, detectives from Strike Force Buena arrested a 32-year-old man in Surry Hills on Tuesday, January 18 at approximately 8.30 pm. He was taken to Surry Hills Police Station and charged with alleged murder and is due to appear in court on January 19.

Homicide Squad Commander Danny Doherty confirmed the cause of death to reporters.

“I can confirm that the cause of death for Charlise was that she suffered a fatal gunshot wound, and that’s how she died,” he said.

Police located the body of Charlise in a barrel on January 19, authorities are yet to formally identify the remains.

A large scale coordinated search was launched following Charlise’s disappearance which involved over 100 officers from local police, Police Rescue, the Dog Unit, PolAir, State Emergency Service (SES), Rural Fire Service (RFS), and NSW Ambulance.

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