Tragic information emerge as authorities probe presumed murder-suicide

Police have actually verified the body of a female thought to have actually been eliminated in a suspected murder-suicide on the Gold Coast was discovered inside a furniture upper body.

Investigatives discovered the 48-year-old female’s body tucked away inside the upper body after being called to the Sapphire At The Broadwater apartment in Labrador around 10.30 am on Friday.

The supervisor of the building called police after very first discovering the body of the woman’s companion, a 53-year-old male, inside the device whilst carrying out a welfare check.


Gold Coast District Detective Inspector Chris Ahearn stated early investigations suggest the guy is accountable for the female’s fatality.

“There is some sign of the male individual being accountable for the fatality of the women individual,” he stated.

“That is just one of the concentrates of our examination going forward.”

Detective Inspector Ahearn said the woman is believed to have been deceased for a longer time than the man.

“We hope to have post-mortem examinations conducted of both of these individuals today to offer us even more of a photo regarding the cause of fatality,” he said.

“However their states suggest that they have actually been deceased for a period of time.”

He validated the couple, that had resided in the house for three years after moving from Victoria, were not known to authorities and that no domestic violence orders were in area.

“These 2 individuals have been in a partnership, our team believe, for about the previous 10 years,” Detective Insp Ahearn told reporters.

There is an idea that the male was also a carer for the lady, who had a hidden health problem.

“One of the lines of our examination is into the medical condition of the female person prior to her terrible death,” Detective Insp Ahearn claimed.

A criminal activity scene continues to be in place today as forensic investigators remain to scour the residential property.

“It’s an awful event, we are putting significant resources right into our investigation of it due to the fact that we are intent on getting the answer for the household as to exactly how and why these 2 people have actually died,” he said.

Police are appealing for anyone with details to find forward as they attempt and also piece together the circumstances leading up to the fatalities.

“Any person who has actually seen anything suspicious in current weeks at the Sapphire Apartments on Labrador Street please come onward and also contact Crime Stoppers,” Detective Insp Ahearn claimed.

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