Police investigating the disappearance of Auckland toddler Aisling Symes tonight held a press conference to deliver the devastating news that the body of a young child had been found in a drain. The location is now being treated as a crime scene.
We'd just like to extend our heartfelt and deepest condolences to Aisling's family for the tragic loss of their beautiful daughter, our thoughts and prayers are with them this evening.
Tuesday 13 Oct
The Herald is running a story about Waitakere District council having received complaints that the 20kg cover over the drain in which Aisling was found 'blew off' when the drain surcharged during periods of heavy rain. Full story here