Influencer Veruca Salt reveals the shock news her baby has died one month after giving birth

Gold Coast influencer and TikTok star Veruca Salt has announced that her newborn baby boy Cash has tragically died, one month after giving birth.

Veruca, whose real name is Kimberley Summer Hartley, took to her Instagram stories on Tuesday to share the heartbreaking news with her followers.

She said her son died ‘in his sleep’ on Monday morning, but she ‘doesn’t know what happened.

‘It is with a heavy heart that I write this. My baby died in his sleep on Monday morning,” she wrote.

“I don’t know what happened, he’s having an autopsy this week, but it’s unlikely I’ll ever have an answer.

Gold Coast influencer and TikTok star Veruca Salt has announced that her newborn baby Cash has tragically died, one month after giving birth

Gold Coast influencer and TikTok star Veruca Salt has announced that her newborn baby Cash has tragically died, one month after giving birth

Veruca, whose real name is Kimberley Summer Hartley, took to her Instagram stories on Tuesday to share the heartbreaking news with her followers

Veruca, whose real name is Kimberley Summer Hartley, took to her Instagram stories on Tuesday to share the heartbreaking news with her followers

“I’m only saying this because people keep commenting on my TikToks and saying how happy I look with him and “just waiting for the toddler stage” and stuff, and I really can’t take it anymore. I’m really sorry.’

Queensland Police are investigating the baby’s death and said in a statement to USA Online Post Australia: ‘Police were called to an Enid Avenue at Southport unit yesterday, Monday February 5 at 06:13.’

USA Online Post Australia has reached out to Veruca for further comment.

She said her son died 'in his sleep' on Monday morning but she 'doesn't know what happened'

She said her son died ‘in his sleep’ on Monday morning but she ‘doesn’t know what happened’

Veruca gave birth to her son, Cash Harrison Stirling, on December 19 and confirmed the news with her followers in an Instagram post at the time.

She first announced her pregnancy with her first child in June by sharing a photo of herself holding a cake with blue in the middle.

In September, Veruca said she had recently moved into a share house on the Gold Coast after returning from London.

The social media star was born in New Zealand, but has lived in Australia since she was three years old.

Veruca made headlines in August 2019 when she launched a national search after she disappeared from a wedding at Mantra Legends Hotel in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast.

She later said she simply left her phone at her hotel and was waiting for it to be mailed back.

In September, Veruca (pictured) said she had recently moved into a share house on the Gold Coast after returning from London.

In September, Veruca (pictured) said she had recently moved into a share house on the Gold Coast after returning from London.

But her friends were deeply concerned because they knew her as a ‘social media addict’ who would ‘go without food before going without her phone’.

A plea for help to find her went viral on social media and a week later she was found 1,000km away by police living at a brothel in Wollongong.south of Sydney.

“I lost my phone at the wedding, but I had to get on a plane straight after anyway because I had to go to work,” she told USA Online Post Australia.

‘The phone was handed in to the hotel reception a few days later so they posted it to me. I was going to buy a new one, but there was no point when I realized I was getting mine back.’