Fears for second missing child
THE mother of mentally-ill Lismore woman Kate Elizabeth Hutchinson has revealed a second child born to her daughter may also be missing, feared dead.
Helen Hutchinson, 65, told a Sydney newspaper her daughter disappeared in 2006 when she was heavily pregnant, but Mrs Hutchinson did not know what happened to the child.
Police are investigating the whereabouts of another child born to Ms Hutchinson.
The girl, Leonie, was reported missing after police realised the girl was not living with her grandmother.
Mrs Hutchinson is reported to have asked authories to ensure her daughter does not fall pregnant again.
The 36-year-old gave birth to her latest child at Richmond Clinic psychiatric ward in Lismore less than two weeks ago.
The boy has since been removed from her care.
Mrs Hutchinson has looked after her daughter's children since the first was born some 20 years ago.
“Somebody has to do something to stop her from having any more babies,” she said.
“It's as much for her sake as it is for the children's.
I love my daughter very much, but she is a dangerous person.”
Kate Hutchinson was found in Byron Bay after going missing in August, weeks before she was due to give birth.