UPDATE: An 11-year-old girl and her 49-year-old mother have died in a suspected murder-suicide in Brisbane.
Police have confirmed members of the public found the body of the mother at Toowong at 5:30am. It’s believed she took her own life, jumping from a high vantage point in the area.
It comes after the body of an 11-year-old girl was found at an Auchenflower apartment complex at around 1:45am. Police say she suffered a violent death at the home.
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Detective Acting Superintendent Geoff Sheldon said: “Any death of a child is horrendous but this is particularly so.”
He said the girl’s 65-year-old father was asleep in another room at the Dunmore Terrace apartment complex and has since been questioned by police
Mr Sheldon said police were called to the residence early this morning after neighbours raised concerns with them earlier on Monday evening. “There was a call from concerned people just to go and check on how they were,” he said. “There were some issues in relation to the relationship earlier that night. So police have gone around and been confronted with the deceased child.”
He continued: “We’re trying to get to the bottom of how things have happened.”
It’s reported the girl’s mother fled the scene and was the subject of a major hunt in Brisbane’s inner west before her body was found in Toowong.
A crime scene has been established at the Dunmore Terrace apartment complex in Auchenflower.
EARLIER: Police are scouring through a Brisbane apartment complex this morning after the body of an 11-year-old girl was found.
Detectives were called to a residential building in Dunmore Terrace in Auchenflower, in the city’s inner suburbs, around 1.45am (AEST).
The building has been cordoned off and police are believed to be speaking to one person and searching for potential witnesses.
Police are treating the death as suspicious and are due to address the media later this morning.
Anyone who was in the building overnight is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.