11 year old girl and mother found dead in apparent murder-suicide

11 year old girl and mother found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Queensland police have confirmed an 11 year old girl has suffered a violent death, after her body was discovered in the bathroom of her family’s apartment this morning.

The child’s body was discovered in the bathroom of a unit in the suburb Auchenflower, after welfare officers attended the scene, due to concerns from neighbours.

Police have confirmed the girl’s father was in the apartment asleep, but they then began a search for the girl’s 49 year old mother.

Authorities then discovered mother’s body was that which had been discovered about 1.5 kilometres away in Toowong, where it is believed she has taken her own life.

Detective Acting Superintendent Geoff Sheldon said the investigation is now focusing on how all of the events unfolded last night, including why neighbours called and who is responsible for the death of the child.

“We are trying to ascertain how the … child died and who is responsible for that,” he said.

“We have a family which has literally been decimated. We don’t know who fits where as far as the puzzle goes.”

“Every death of a child is horrendous, but this is particularly so,” he said.

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