Children were at a Gold Coast home where two bodies were discovered today, police said.
The bodies of a 52-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman were found this morning at a residence of Matas Drive in Pimpama around 6.30am AEST, reports 9 news.
Police have confirmed the pair were known to each other, and children were at the home when they arrived.
Police do not believe any third party was involved and said no fire arms or similar weapons were involved.
“Inquiries are in their intimacy at this point in time, however, I can say that the two persons were known to each other,” Detective Inspector Mark Thompson told reporters.
“At this stage, with initial inquiries, we don’t believe that a third party has been involved in this.
“It doesn’t appear that any firearms or any other weapons of that nature involved in this offence.”
Paramedics were also called to the scene but an ambulance spokeswoman said they were not required to transport anyone to hospital.
It has been reported the children ran to neighbours to raise the alarm.
The Gold Coast bulletin reports, the man who killed his estranged wife in a murder-suicide had been released from jail a fortnight ago.
David Bradford, 52, was released on bail on January 12, after he was charged with bashing his estranged partner Teresa Bradford, 40, during a horror attack on November 28.
He was charged with four domestic violence offences including choking, assault occasioning bodily harm, deprivation of liberty and common assault.
Friends say the mother-of-four ‘was terrified for her life’ and had been desperately trying to leave her Matas Drive, Pimpama, home in recent weeks.
He was released on January 12 on the condition he not approach his ex and he reside at a pub in Brisbane.
Deciding to leave a violent relationship is a difficult decision and requires careful planning and support.
Everyone has the right to respectful, loving relationships and no one should live in fear.
1. Find supportive friends – talk to someone you trust. Do not try to cope alone.
2. Contact a support group – they can offer you direct help through shared experiences.
3. Make a safety plan – include emergency numbers, pack clothing/toiletries, important documents, medication etc in case you have to escape quickly.
4. Contact the police – when you decide to leave – the police can be on standby when you leave to ensure your safety or if you need to return to collect possessions later on.
5. See a doctor – if you are feeling anxious or depressed. Consider talking to a counsellor/psychologist about how the experience has affected you.
6. Recognise your strengths – to create a more positive life. Your skills and abilities helped you leave an abusive relationship and are signs of your capability under intense pressure.
If you need immediate help call 000.
Free counselling is available through the National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service 1800 737 732.
Mensline Australia – 1300 78 99 78
Support for men concerned about their own violent behaviour
Lifeline – 13 11 14
Relationships Australia – 1300 364 277