Burpengary death: Man, 26, arrested after cops find elderly man dead and woman critically injured inside a home

A 26-year-old man has been arrested after police found an elderly man dead and a woman critically injured following a welfare check at a home.

A homicide investigation has been launched after the discovery of the victims in a home at about 9.20am on Thursday in the Moreton Bay suburb of Burpengary East, Queensland. 

The injured man and woman, both in their 70s, suffered serious head injuries at the Bramston Court address.

The police were conducting a welfare check at the Bramston Court, Moreton Bay address when they discovered a man and a woman in their 70s with critical head injuries (pictured: a google street view of Bramston Court – not the home where the crime took place)

The man died at the scene and the woman was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a critical condition. 

Police have taken a 26-year-old Boondall man into custody. 

A crime scene has been declared whilst police conduct their ongoing investigation.

Police do not believe there is any threat to the public. 

More to come 

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