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Dad jumps to his dying with child daughter in his arms from 118ft ‘Whispering Wall’ dam in horror murder-suicide

Dad jumps to his death with baby daughter in his arms from 118ft ‘Whispering Wall’ dam in horror murder-suicide


A NINE-MONTH-OLD child woman and her dad died in a murder-suicide at a preferred Australian vacationer spot after plunging 118ft to their dying, cops have confirmed.

Tragic tot Kobi Shepherdson was killed after her dad jumped off the well-known Whispering Wall dam along with her bundled up in a baby provider.

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Kobi Sheperdson died when her dad plunged off the 118ft Whispering Wall[/caption]

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Kobi Sheperdson died when her dad plunged off the 118ft Whispering Wall[/caption]

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A member of the general public noticed the person and the newborn woman go over the dam wall and fall to the bottom[/caption]

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Cops and paramedics rushed to the scene on the Barossa Reservoir in South Australia[/caption]

Cops and paramedics rushed to the scene in Williamstown on Wednesday afternoon after a member of the general public noticed the pair go over the dam wall and fall to the bottom.

Cops mentioned they aren’t searching for anybody in connection to their deaths on the Barossa Reservoir.

Whereas a proper identification has but to be accomplished, police confirmed the victims are believed to be 38-year-old Henry Shepherdson and his daughter Kobi.

In a heartbreaking tribute, Kobi’s mum launched images of her child daughter to cops, whereas asking for privateness at this “unhappy and tragic time”.

When emergency companies arrived they discovered the person already useless and the newborn unresponsive.

Regardless of the efforts of witnesses and later paramedics, Kobi was pronounced useless on the scene.

Early investigations have revealed a historical past of home violence between Mr Shepherdson and Kobi’s mom, Assistant Commissioner Ian Parrott advised native media.

“Each relationship is a posh factor, notably when there’s additionally home violence concerned within the relationship,” he advised reporters on Thursday.

“And while I’m not at liberty to debate the specifics of this specific scenario, that may actually type a part of our investigation as to what was occurring within the relationship and clearly, what was executed previous to this specific incident

“(However) we have now an attractive face, which may most likely be the face of home violence shifting ahead.”

Assistant Commissioner Perrott mentioned nobody else is being sought over the deaths, and whereas Mr Shepherdson had lawful entry to his daughter, there have been courtroom processes in place.

“The child was not taken … however actually the mom did contact Triple-0- as nicely,” he mentioned.

“My understanding is there was a really quick time-frame between the general public notifying us of the incident having occurred and Kobi’s mom making contact.”

SA Police mentioned they’re supporting these impacted by this incident, together with witnesses, together with different kids, who have been on the scene.

“We have now reached out to witnesses … We have now to not solely take care of the households instantly concerned on this, however these people who find themselves witnesses,” Assistant Commissioner Parrott mentioned.

“Clearly it is a extremely distressing and emotional set of circumstances, not just for the household and associates of Kobi, and likewise Henry and Kobi’s mom as nicely, however for the individuals who have been witnesses who tried to help Kobi on the scene.

“The emergency companies who responded to this horrible tragedy and the prolonged household, associates and family members.

“The households of each the deceased have requested for privateness.”

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Kobi Sheperdson died when her dad plunged off the 118ft Whispering Wall[/caption]

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Kobi Sheperdson died in her dad’s arms when he plunged off the 118ft Whispering Wall[/caption]

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Paramedics battled to revive the newborn woman however she tragically died[/caption]

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Cops mentioned they aren’t searching for anybody in connection to the deaths[/caption]

Detectives from Barossa CIB and Main Crime Department, together with forensic crime scene investigators, are investigating the tragic incident.

“At this stage, nobody else is being sought over the deaths,” cops mentioned.

“Police will probably be getting ready a report for the State Coroner.”

The “Whispering Wall” is the 36-metre retaining wall of the Barossa Reservoir, situated simply outdoors Williamstown, north of Adelaide, based on its web site.

It has turn out to be a vacationer attraction in recent times for carrying sound from one facet to the opposite.


“What attracts guests to the Whispering Wall is its distinctive acoustic results – phrases whispered at one facet will be clearly heard on the different, greater than 100 metres away,” Barossa Australia says.

“Kids specifically love visiting the wall and testing its skills.

“Constructed between 1899 and 1903, the dam was a revolutionary engineering feat for its day. and attracted consideration from all around the world, even making its approach into the pages of the journal Scientific American.”