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Gold Coast detectives investigate man’s death after he was found found dead inside a unit

Shock after man is found dead inside a unit as forensic police swarm the scene

  • A man, 61, has been found dead inside a Gold Coast unit 
  • Detectives are at the apartment building investigating

Police investigators have swarmed an apartment building after a man was found dead inside a unit. 

Gold Coast Police responded to reports a man had died at a building on Barney Street in the suburb of Southport, Queensland, at 7:30am on Friday. 

The man, 61, was discovered on the fifth floor of the apartment building by management during a welfare check.

Police have begun making inquiries, with detectives door knocking throughout the apartment building and preparing to look through CCTV footage.

A forensics team are also at the crime scene. 

A man’s body has been discovered inside an apartment building on Barney Street (pictured) in the Gold Coast suburb of Southport

Gold Coast Senior Sergeant Brett Macgibbons said forensics would be ‘a big key to determine the possible cause of death’.

Police have been unable to determine whether the man’s death was suspicious.

Queensland Ambulance Services were also on site.

A landscaper working near the apartment building this morning recalled seeing several police cars and an ambulance crowd into the street.

Gold Coast police were called to the apartment building and have begun making inquiries (stock image)

Gold Coast police were called to the apartment building and have begun making inquiries (stock image)

‘First one cop car arrived, then another, then another,’ he told The Gold Coast Bulletin.

‘Ambulance came next, but they didn’t have their sirens on, so I don’t know what that means.

‘Then forensics-– or what I think was forensics – showed up.’

A Queensland Police spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that police were still investigating and there was ‘no further information available at this stage’.