Dead body found in the backyard of a home in Marsden, Brisbane

Horror as dead body is found in the backyard of a home near Brisbane

A 67-year-old man has  been found dead in the backyard of a home in Brisbane.

Police were called to the Marsden home after reports of a serious assault at about 1am on Tuesday morning.

Upon arrival, police arrested a 30-year-old man and he is assisting police with inquiries.

A short time later, a 67-year-old  man was located deceased in the backyard.

A 60-year-old  woman was also located at the property and was not physically injured.

 A crime scene has been declared as investigations continue. Police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident to come forward.