Coral Edmonds: Mother and newborn baby missing from King Edwards Memorial Hospital

Staff writers The West Australian
Police hold great concerns for the welfare of missing woman Coral Edmonds, 32, and her newborn baby who left King Edward Memorial Hospital on Monday.
Camera IconPolice hold great concerns for the welfare of missing woman Coral Edmonds, 32, and her newborn baby who left King Edward Memorial Hospital on Monday. Credit: Unknown/WA Police

Police have issued a fresh plea for a mother and her newborn baby reported missing after leaving King Edward Memorial Hospital on Monday.

Coral Edmonds, 32, left the woman’s maternity hospital in Subiaco about 11.45am on January 3 with her newborn baby, and has not been in contact with family or friends since.

Police have urgent concerns for the mother and baby’s welfare as the pair have not returned to hospital since leaving. They are appealing to her family and friends to come forward if they have any information on the pairs whereabouts.

Family members of Ms Edmonds earlier this week said over social media that she is a “good mother” and is “safe”.

One family member, believed to be Ms Edmonds sister, took to Facebook to say that it was best the mother and child be together.

“Well it’s not fare that my sister doesn’t get a chance with her baby I think thats good she took her baby because honestly I believe baby is best being with her own mother,” she said.

“And yes my sister is safe an well so no need to keep going on about it.”

Another family member who identified herself as Ms Edmonds’ mother said “I hope my daughter is okay. She is a good mother.”

Another sister said Ms Edmonds “was going through a lot” at the moment.

Ms Edmonds is described as being 170 to 175cm tall with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who sees Ms Edmonds is asked to call police immediately on 131 444.

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