THE shock discovery of a two-year-old's lifeless body in a Sydney home has led to a woman being charged with the toddler's murder.

The remains were found inside the bathroom of a home in the suburb of Miller in the city's south-west at lunchtime on Tuesday.

A family friend became worried after she had not seen the child or her mother for a few days.

When she entered the house, she discovered the child's body in the bathtub.
 

An investigation into the girl's death led police to a hospital in the Blue Mountains where they arrested a 36-year-old woman, Fairfax Media reports.

She is due to face court in Penrith on Wednesday.

A neighbour has told ABC how a woman knocked on her door early on Tuesday to ask if she had seen the family.

"She knocked on my door and asked me if I had seen them and I said I hadn't seen them in a while," she told ABC.

The woman asked if she could borrow a ladder.

"And next the street was full of police."



Reliving Beatles memories

Reliving Beatles memories

The Bootleg Beatles come to Twin Towns

'Each day is more golden': MOL's gift to embattled local

'Each day is more golden': MOL's gift to embattled local

Community bands together to help Tweed man after surfing accident

'Rude' car vandal on the run

'Rude' car vandal on the run

Mother furious after son's car vandalised at Banora High School.

Local Partners