Gold Coast woman becomes state’s 11th flood-related death

The flood-related death toll in Queensland has now risen to 11 after the body of a missing woman was found on the Gold Coast.

Am extensive co-ordinated search has been underway in the Mudgeeraba area this week for the 42-year-old, who hadn’t been seen since Sunday the 27th of February.

She wasn’t reported missing until Tuesday, March 1.


According to a Facebook post, the woman was last seen in her pyjamas near the Mudgeeraba Hungry Jacks in her car.

Multiple police, Polair and dive squad officers has been searching the area the vehicle was last seen before her body was discovered on Saturday morning.

In a press conference on Saturday, Deputy Premier Steven Miles said the woman’s disappearance wasn’t thought to be connected to the floods at first.

“One person went missing on the Gold Coast on the 27th and wasn’t initially considered flooding related .. information more recently to hand suggests it is flooding related,” he said.

Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll confirmed that on Sunday.

“It is believed that her vehicle was swept away a week ago and only discovered, sadly, yesterday as the waters started receding,” she told reporters.

Forensic examination and analysis will be required to confirm the woman’s identity with police to prepare a report for the Coroner.