A 14-year-old girl has been charged with murder after a 10-year-old girl was found dead in north-west NSW.
Emergency services were called to a home in Gunnedah after the body of the 10-year-old was discovered about 7am on Wednesday.
A 14-year-old girl is in custody at Gunnedah Police Station after her 10-year-old cousin was found with cuts to her throat and body.
Officers from Oxley Police District set up a crime scene and launched an investigation.
A short time later, officers arrested the 14-year-old girl, who was known to the child, nearby.
She was taken to Gunnedah Police Station where she was charged with murder, NSW Police said in a statement tonight.
It was earlier reported that the alleged victim was found with “serious lacerations” to her throat and body.
The teenager has been refused bail to appear before a children’s court on Thursday.