This is the mother accused of murdering her little girl in a bath.
Her dark brown hair tied back, Laura Fletcher seems to clutch her hands behind her head as she is driven away from court in a prison van yesterday.
The 22-year-old appeared before magistrates as police released photographs of the four-year-old daughter she is said to have drowned.
Murder charge: 22-year-old Laura Fletcher is led away yesterday from court in Birkenhead
The images match with neighbours' accounts that nursery school pupil Chloe was always well turned-out and seemed happy.
She appears not to have a care in the world here as, dressed in a pretty white and pink frock, she clutches a biscuit on a warm sunny day.
Her mother is accused of killing the youngster in the bath at their home, before drying her body, dressing her, laying her on a bed and calling police.
Tributes: Chloe Fletcher was described as a 'happy girl' as police released this picture
Chloe's body was found at her home in Wallasey, Merseyside, in the early hours of Wednesday after her mother dialled 999 at a phone box.
After being questioned, Fletcher was charged with murdering her daughter at some point since last Sunday and appeared at Wirral Magistrates' Court in Birkenhead.
Jenny Williams, prosecuting, said Chloe had drowned in the bath.
'She had been removed from the bath and had been dried, dressed and laid on the defendant's bed,' she added.
Wearing a plain white T-shirt, Fletcher spoke only to confirm her name and address during the hearing.
She was remanded in custody to appear at crown court later this month.
Chloe attended Oakdale Nursery a few yards from her home, where staff and parents yesterday paid tribute to the little girl.
Police examine the house in Wallasey, Merseyside, where Chloe was found dead
Nursery owner Karen Lane said: 'In the short time that Chloe was with us, we knew her to be a happy, bright and cheerful member of our nursery.
'We are, all of us, deeply shocked at this terrible news and are still trying to come to terms with it.
'I as owner, and all my staff feel a deep sense of loss at this terrible event.
'Our thoughts and prayers are with Chloe and all the members of her family.'
Neighbours of the mother and daughter, who lived alone, said they had tried without success to befriend Fletcher since she moved in about a year ago, and most did not even know her name.
A policeman lays floral tributes outside the house where the girl died
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