Breakthrough in the death of girl, 4, whose body was found inside a Brisbane home as man, 43, is charged with MURDER – and police reveal child may have been dead ‘for some time’
- Man has been charged with murder after body of a young girl found inside home
- Girl was found dead at Cannon Hill in Brisbane’s east on Monday morning
- A 43-year-old man has since been charged with her murder and denied bail
- It is believed the girl may have been dead for some time before body was found
A man has been charged with murder after the body of a four-year-old girl was found inside her home.
The girl was found dead at a property in Cannon Hill in Brisbane’s east on Monday morning – with police immediately setting up a crime scene after being called to the address at about 9.20am.
A 43-year-old man was later charged with her murder and denied bail to appear at Brisbane Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
Investigators are working to understand the events leading up to her death, with it believed the young girl may have already been dead for ‘some time’.
Forensic crews at the scene where the body of a four-year-old girl was found at a house in Cannon Hill on Monday morning. A 43-year-old man has been charged with her murder
Police at the scene of the tragic discovery on Monday. It is believed the young girl may have been dead for some time
Police spent the day at the Bent Street address and interviewing members of the girl’s family.
A neighbour said a family had rented the home in the quiet suburban street – which was the site of forensic teams and a sizeable police presence on Monday.
‘I have never heard much from them. It is quite a quiet street… it’s a bit of a shock,’ the resident told The Courier-Mail.
Tradesman Trent O’Brien, who was working on the street when police arrived, said he was shocked at how calm everybody appeared.
He said about five people, including a small child wearing a nappy, walked out of the home as emergency services arrived.
‘Nobody that I saw was frantic… I didn’t hear any screams,’ he said.
About 10 police cars and two ambulances arrived on the scene shortly after 9am and began speaking with neighbours
Parents at Cannon Hill Anglican College, down the road from the crime scene, were informed of police in the area and warned it would cause delays in dropping off and picking up students.
‘Should you hear of this incident through the media, please be assured there is no reason to be fearful of any threat to the school and your children are safe and are being kept totally unaware of the police presence outside the college,’ the email to parents read.
Locals said about 10 police cars and two ambulances arrived on the scene shortly after 9am and began speaking with neighbours.
Police are seen at the crime scene on Monday. Parents at nearby Cannon Hill Anglican College were warned of the police presence
One neighbour said the death was a shock for the usually quiet neighbourhood.
‘I’ve seen a boy jumping on the trampoline outside before but he would be 10 or 12 years old,’ he said. ‘I have never heard much from them.’
Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have information to come forward.