Social media influencer Veruca Salt reveals newborn baby ‘died in his sleep’

Days before his death, Salt took her son Cash on his “first trip to the hospital” because he had not “pooed in seven days.”

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Social media influencer Veruca Salt is Mourning the loss to her son just over a month after his birth.

The 25-year-old Australian resident, whose real name is Kimberly Summer Hartley, shared the news on her social media platforms on Tuesday.

“It is with a heavy heart that I write this. My baby died in his sleep on Monday morning,” she wrote in an Instagram Story post regarding her son, Cash Harrison Sterling;Reports He added: “I don’t know what happened. He will conduct an autopsy on his body this week, but it is unlikely that I will ever get an answer.”

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Cash was born on December 19, 2023.

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“I’m only saying this because people keep commenting on my TikTok saying how happy I look with him and ‘just wait for the toddler stage’ and stuff like that, and I really can’t take it anymore. I’m really sorry,” the mother explained. Sadness is a reason to speak out.

Salt posted a similar message on her TikTok account.

In the video, she faced the camera and recorded herself covering her face while appearing to be crying. “I’m sorry, there’s nothing else we can do,” she wrote in her post.

“I knew he was dead but there was a part of me that really thought they were going to wake him up,” Salt captioned the upload.

Her comments section was full of supportive messages.

“We all stand with you Veruca. Take all the time you need ❤️,” one user said. Another wrote: “I’ve never cried more for a woman I don’t know. I’m so sorry. Your love for him doesn’t go unnoticed.” Never 🫶🏽.”

The new mom documented her pregnancy, sharing adorable videos for several months before giving birth to Kash.

Salt gave her followers a glimpse of the baby just one day after his arrival.

“Experiencing the purest form of love because the world didn’t end when I was 17,” she wrote over a video of herself hugging the tiny infant while he was wrapped in blankets.

“I barely slept bc I can’t stop staring at him 😭,” she captioned the December post.

According to, Salt has been a sex worker since she was 18, and previously said she turned to OnlyFans to help her with her financial situation.

Since his birth, Cash has routinely appeared on her TikTok while Salt has enthusiastically documented her new experience with motherhood.

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Queensland Police confirmed they were called to the Southport unit at 6:13am on Monday, according to The initial investigation did not result in the child’s death being considered suspicious.

“The matter remains under investigation and we are awaiting the results of the autopsy,” Gold Coast Police Superintendent Craig Hanlon said in a press statement. “It is clearly a tragic situation and our thoughts are with the mother and family.”

Days before his death, Salt posted on TikTok that Cash was about to go home.The first trip to the hospitalBecause he did not defecate in seven days.

Queensland Police did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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