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Blonde-haired toddler, 3, who died in a stormwater drain pictured as grieving mourners pay tribute

The little girl who was found dead in a stormwater drain has been identified as shell-shocked family and friends mourn the three-year-old.

The blonde-haired toddler received an outpouring of floral tributes and stuffed toys at the site of the drain in Kelso, in Townsville's southwest. 

The little girl and her two-year-old brother ventured from their Queensland home about 6.40pm on Saturday, police said. 

The swollen canal is full with brown murky water after days of heavy rainfall across the region 

While the little girl has not been named, photos of the adorable toddler have been shared to Facebook that show her curly golden locks and sweet smile (pictured)

The children's father, 27, has been charged with manslaughter, endangering a child by exposure, and driving under the influence of drugs. 

The little girl has not been named but photos of the adorable toddler were shared to Facebook showing her curly golden locks and sweet smile. 

Dismayed locals decorated the site of the drowning with flowers, stuffed toys, letters of love and support and Christmas decorations. 

A note attached to the metal fence overlooking the canal asked if God could 'please take this little one in your gentle arms and give family, friends and the community the strength to deal with this tragic loss'.

'I wish there was more we could have done, we tried out best. RIP beautiful girl you will be missed,' another wrote on a white board at the site. 

The children's father, 27, has been charged with manslaughter, endangering a child by exposure and driving under the influence of a drug

Tributes have been laid along a fence that overlooks the stormwater drain where the girl was found on Saturday night 

The Kelso toddler was discovered in the stormwater drain by police at about 8:20pm on Saturday and was rushed to Townsville University Hospital in a critical condition

A third mourner said while they had never met the little girl she had stolen their heart and prayed the toddler would 'rest easy'. 

Officers scoured the area on Saturday night, finding the little boy wandering the streets a short time before his sister was discovered in the drain just after 8.20pm. 

The three-year-old was rushed to Townsville University Hospital in a critical condition and later pronounced dead. 

The drain is just 100m away from the little girl's home.  

A young girl who visited the site on Monday to leave flowers told Daily Mail Australia the community was extremely saddened by the tragedy.  

Police cars remained parked outside the child's home on Monday, with crime scene tape has been strung around the front yard of the suburban home.

A man has been charged with several offences including manslaughter after his three-year-old daughter was found dead in a storm water drain on Saturday. Pictured: The family's Kelso home, in Townsville's south west

An aerial view of the stormwater drain where the girl was found by authorities on Saturday night

The family's property sits in a newly-developed residential area, neighbouring on large swathes of bushland. 

Real estate records show the three-bedroom property, in the city's southwestern outskirts, has been rented out since June 2019. 

The man faced Townsville Magistrates Court on Monday where he was refused bail.

He will remain behind bars until he returns to court in February.  

Two cars were seen parked in the driveway of the home on River Parks Boulevard, which is now surrounded by police tape  

A 27-year-old man faced Townsville Magistrates Court charged with the manslaughter of three-year-old girl found dead in a stormwater drain