Pictured: Woman, 82, found dead with her badly injured husband – as detectives investigate whether she was killed with an axe and he remains in hospital under police guard after a ‘drug overdose’
- Robyn Beever, 82, was found dead inside her Varsity Lakes home on Thursday
- Husband Max was also discovered inside the home; he is under guard in hospital
- Detectives are reportedly investigating whether Mrs Beever was killed with axe
- Her death is being treated as suspicious, with husband a ‘critical part of inquiry’
Detectives are investigating whether an elderly woman found dead inside her Gold Coast home alongside her seriously injured husband was killed with an axe.
The bloodied body of Robyn Beever is understood to have been found by a family member on Thursday afternoon after they arrived at the couple’s abode in Varsity Lakes to check on the pair.
The 82-year-old woman is believed to have suffered significant injuries.
Her husband Max, 82, was also found inside the home and was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital where he remains under police guard.
Mr Beever suffered a suspected drug overdose, the Courier-Mail reported.
Robyn Beever (left) was found dead inside her Gold Coast home on Thursday afternoon. Her husband Max (right) was also found at the residence. He was rushed to hospital where he remains under police guard
Police (pictured at the scene) were called to the couple’s home on Gerona Circuit, Varsity Lakes, about 1:30pm on Thursday
Mrs Beever’s death is being treated as suspicious, with the Homicide Squad joining the investigation as officers piece together the moments leading up to her death.
Her husband ‘forms a critical part of our inquiry’, Detective Inspector Chris Ahearn said.
‘We’re not looking for anyone else at this stage. (Mr Beever) was located in the house… when we’re able to speak with him, we’ll be doing that,’ Det Insp Ahearn said.
The couple had lived on Gerona Circuit for almost 20 years, with no reported history of domestic violence between the pair.
Police (pictured at the scene) are treating Mrs Beever’s death as suspicious with officers confirming her husband ‘forms a critical part of our inquiry’
Shocked neighbours were seen speaking to detectives outside the home as police canvassed the area
The death has left the neighbourhood reeling in shock, with residents describing the pair as a ‘typical old couple’.
‘I just can’t believe it, this is the sort of street where everyone says hello,’ one woman told the Gold Coast Bulletin.
Kamen Nepia, who lives three houses away from the couple, said her family would always wave at them as they passed their home.
‘They always had the garage open and were sitting in there. Like typical old people they were always fussing over their house,’ she said.