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Police are investigating the suspicious death of an 11 year old girl in Brisbane at an Auchenflower apartment.


 

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Young girl found violently killed in her home and the mother’s body has since been found in a nearby area.

Detective Acting Superintendent Geoff Sheldon said the body of the child was found when friends of the family asked police to do a welfare check.

“They had some concerns and we’ve gone around and unfortunately those concerns have been validated to the worst possible degree,” he said.

Detective Sheldon said the girl’s death was violent.

“Every death of a child is horrendous, but this is particularly so,” he said.

Detective Sheldon said there was a surviving husband, 65, who was asleep in the unit when they arrived.

Another child, eight-year-old girl, was not home at the time.

The body of the woman, who police said appeared to have taken her own life, was found by a member of the public.

“Members of the public early in the morning have come across a body in the area and phoned police and we made the tragic correlation that it’s the mother,” Detective Sheldon said.

Detective Sheldon said the family was not known to police.

“We are trying to ascertain how the … child died and who is responsible for that,” he said.

“We have a family which has literally been decimated.

“We don’t know who fits where as far as the puzzle goes.”

Detective Sheldon said police who attended the apartment following the “violent death” were also shaken.

“Nothing much more would be more horrific than that,” he said.

Such a terrible story! I hope they charge someone very soon.

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  • Feel physically ill at stories like this

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  • When I read stories like this I not only feel sorry for the victims, but I also have so much respect for the authorities who come across these gruesome scenes and then have to piece together what happened. God bless them for the work they do. It must be horrific to deal with these scenes.

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  • I wonder if the Police know the location of the other child or whether they have to do an extra search, possible including the service of other volunteer groups. Obviously the neighbours weren’t happy with a situation within that household. So many people fail to ask for help when they need it, sometimes with horrific outcomes such as this. I notice there is no mention of the husband being the father of the children. Did this happen while he was out and him assume that his wife and the children has simply gone out? There is a lot of possibilities – all of the tragic.

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  • that is so sad for the family left behind. gee poor kid

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  • This is so sad. Heaven gained another angel way too soon. R.I.P x

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  • Poor Angel. RIP little one, you did not deserve this

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  • How absolutely heartbreaking. That poor poor child

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  • Terrible! So the mother committed suicide. But could she have killed her own daughter? Very sad.

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  • Suicides are so very tragic – it’s hard to believe a mother felt so desperate and isolated to do this. Such a horrible end to a young child’s life too. How awful for the remaining members of the family – I hope they find the younger girl safe and well. This kind of story is becoming all too common.

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