Coroner's Court of Western Australia

Inquest into the Death of Baby Xavier

Delivered on 27 October 2014 at Perth.

Finding of Coroner King.

Suppression Order

The name and identity of the deceased and the deceased’s mother not be published.


The deceased was an eight week old boy when he died suddenly on 13 April 2012.

The deceased was in the care of the Chief Executive Officer of the Children and Community Services. The Coroner found that the relevant care was provided to the deceased was reasonable and appropriate.

At the conclusion of the evidence the Coroner found that the deceased died suddenly and without ascertainable cause at eight weeks of age while apparently healthy and in the care of an experienced and responsible foster mother.

Catch Words

Department for Child Protection : Natural Causes.

Last updated: 20 July 2022

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