House fire fatalities believed to be a result of domestic violence

Two bodies have been found after a suspicious fire tore through a home in Logan early yesterday morning, with police looking into whether the incident is a result of domestic violence.

The two-storey unit block along Myloa Street in Browns Plains went up in flames around 4.00 am, with all emergency services called to the scene.

Firefighters had the blaze extinguished within an hour but it had already destroyed the home.


A man and a woman were unaccounted for as investigations began into how the fire was started.

It took investigators a while to get access to the property due to the extent of the damage, but last night, they confirmed that two bodies were found in the burnt-out home.

They’re understood to be a 49-year-old woman and her 49-year-old ex-partner, but official autopsies will be carried out today.

Police confirmed earlier in the day that the missing woman was a resident of the townhouse, but the man was not, and they are now looking into the relationship between the pair.

“It appears that earlier this month a DV order was issued by the Beenleigh Magistrates Court and that’s obviously forming part of our investigation.

“Anyone with any information around those two persons, if they know them, please contact Police,” Chief Superintendent Brian Swan said.

Witnesses have reported hearing screams from the property in the moments before the inferno.

Investigations are continuing.

Earlier article: Two feared dead in ‘suspicious’ Logan house fire

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Why are we calling them autopsies now? It’s so Americanism-ish. Call it the good old post mortem. Oh, wait…that’s one more word of effort.