Two people found dead at Qld caravan park

UPDATE @ 9.30 AM | A man is assisting police with investigations after two people were found dead at a Queensland caravan park.

Police confirmed a 64-year-old was taken into custody overnight and is “currently assisting detectives with their enquiries”.

Officers were called to the Calliope Caravan Park on Stowe Road around 5.00pm on Thursday, after a 63-year-old man was discovered with significant head injuries outside his caravan.


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The man was rushed to the Gladstone Hospital, however was pronounced deceased.

Further investigations then lead police to a nearby caravan where the body of a 60-year-old woman was found inside her van with significant injuries.

Police have declared crime scenes at both caravan sites and investigations are ongoing.

EARLIER @ 8.00 AM | A MAJOR investigation is underway after a man and woman were found dead at a Queensland caravan park.

Police were called to the Calliope Caravan Park on Stowe Road around 5.00pm on Thursday, after a 63-year-old man was discovered with significant head injuries outside his caravan.

The man was rushed to the Gladstone Hospital, however was pronounced deceased.

Further investigations then lead police to a nearby caravan where the body of a 60-year-old woman was found inside her van with significant injuries.

Detective Inspector Darrin Shadlow, Crime Services, said the man and woman were known to each other and the deaths are being treated as suspicious.

“Police and emergency services were called after a resident of the caravan park located the deceased man with a significant head trauma,” Detective Shadlow said.

“Our investigations to date indicate that the incidents may have occurred sometime between 3.30 and 4.40pm yesterday and we are appealing for anyone who may have noticed or heard something or seen anyone suspicious, or something out of the ordinary, to contact us.”

Police have declared crime scenes at both caravan sites with Scientific and Scenes of Crime officers processing the areas and uniform and detectives canvassing the caravan park.

Anyone with information is being urged to come forward.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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