A major murder investigation is underway after a young woman died after being stabbed in the neck in Townsville.
Emergency crews were called to Riverway Drive at Condon just before 7.30pm on Friday, following reports a woman had been found injured on a footpath outside a unit block.
Detective Acting Inspector Jason Shepherd said the 29-year-old is believed to have been stabbed inside a unit before collapsing on the footpath.
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“There was a lot of blood on the floor,” Detective Acting Insp Shepherd said.
“The neighbours have heard a noise, they’ve looked out and they’ve seen the lady laying on the footpath.”
She was treated at the scene by paramedics before being rushed to Townsville University Hospital in a critical condition.
Sadly, she died a short time later.
A crime scene has been declared and police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Anyone who may have CCTV or dashcam vision in or around the area is being urged to contact police.
You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.