Body found inside gutted Gold Coast mansion

A BODY has been found laying amongst the charred rubble of a burnt out million-dollar mansion on the Gold Coast. 

Forensic officers have spent the last four days sifting through what remains of the two-storey Pebble Beach Drive home which exploded into flames at Runaway Bay around 4am on Sunday morning.

It was first thought that no one was inside the property at the time it caught fire, but countless efforts by authorities to contact the owner, a young father-of-two, went unanswered.


Police this afternoon confirmed that a body was located amongst the debris. It is yet to be formally identified.

Forensic Officers will continue to examine the scene as part of ongoing investigations.

There is no further information available at this time.

MONDAY: THERE are reports that police now fear a luxury house fire at Runaway Bay has claimed the life of a young father of two.

Authorities have been unable to make contact with the owner of the Pebble Beach Drive home after it exploded into flames around 4am Sunday morning.

It was first thought that the owner was on holidays at the time the water front mansion caught fire, but Hayley Webb from Nine Gold Coast news says countless efforts by police to locate him have gone unanswered.

Forensic investigators have spent the day sifting through the charred rubble.