Disturbing twist in suspected high-rise murder-suicide as it’s revealed woman’s decomposing body had been inside a storage unit for a week
- Man, 53, and woman, 48, found dead in a unit on Gold Coast on Friday morning
- It’s believed woman’s body had been inside storage unit for a week before found
- Police are still investigating if there was history of domestic violence with pair
The body of a woman who is believed to have died in a suspected murder-suicide lay in a storage unit for more than a week before police made the grisly discovery.
Police were called to the unit in Labrador on the Gold Coast at about 10.20am on Friday after a 53-year-old man was found dead.
Officers then located the body of a 48-year-old woman at the home in the Sapphire at the Broadway apartment building.
Forensic officers were seen at the scene on the Gold Coast on Friday after the suspected murder suicide of a man, 53, and woman, 48
The apparent murder-suicide happened at the upmarket Sapphire at the Broadway on the Gold Coast
A note was found next to the man who died in a bedroom while the woman’s body was found rotting in the storage unit, the Courier Mail reported.
Police believe the woman may have died around a week ago with the man believed to have died a few days later.
A relative had sounded the alarm to the building’s management after not being able to reach the couple for several days.
The couple, originally from Victoria, had only moved to the Sunshine State in the last few years.
Queensland Police said initial investigations indicate the man’s death is not being treated as suspicious but the woman’s death is.
Police were called to the unit in Labrador (pictured) at about 10.20am on Friday after a man was found dead. Officers then located the body of a woman at the apartment
Police are still investigating the incident and working to determine if the couple had a history of domestic violence.
‘He was always really happy and really smiley,’ she said.
‘I only knew them to say hello to but he was always lovely.’
A post-mortem will be conducted at a later date. Police investigations are continuing.
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Residents told the publication the man was a ‘really nice guy’ and they were shocked to hear of something so horrific happening in their neighbourhood