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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