Crime scene declared after woman found dead, man injured

AN ELDERLY woman has been found dead and a man, believed to be her son critically injured following an alleged domestic violence incident at a home north of Brisbane.

In a statement this afternoon, Queensland Police said officers received a Triple Zero call alerting them to an incident at a house on Topaz Drive in Mango Hill about 1pm.

When officers arrived at the home, police said they located the body of a woman aged in her 70s and a younger man, aged in his 40s, suffering “significant injuries”.


The man, who police have confirmed is known to the woman, has been rushed to the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital for treatment. His injuries are believed to have been self-inflicted.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are not yet known, although police have said they are not searching for any further suspects in relation to the matter.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson described the incident as a “serious domestic violence incident”.

Neighbours told Ten Eyewitness News that an elderly woman lived in the home with her adult son.

The Topaz Drive home has been declared a crime scene and is crawling with police.

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