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The troubled love life of young Queensland woman Feebie McIntosh who died from gunshot to the head

The identity of the man who allegedly executed a ‘kind and funny’ young woman on a quiet street has been revealed as harrowing details of her personal life emerged.

Feebie McIntosh, 25, from Currimundi, on the Sunshine Coast, was rushed by car to Caloundra Base Hospital after she was allegedly shot in the head about 9.30am on Friday. 

Hours later, Bradley Ian Cotten, 30, from Narangba, was arrested 22km away after police swooped on a suburban road in Sippy Downs to seize him.

Police believe the tragedy happened during ‘a disturbance’ in Coolum Street in sleepy Dicky Beach at the home of a woman known to both of them.

Feebie McIntosh was rushed by car to Caloundra Base Hospital on the Sunshine Coast after Bradley Cotten allegedly shot her in the head about 9.30am on Friday. She died at the hospital

Feebie McIntosh, 25, from Currimundi, had a troubled love life after a previous partner died suddenly in 2020, but had found love again with Mitch White, 30

Feebie McIntosh, 25, from Currimundi, had a troubled love life after a previous partner died suddenly in 2020, but had found love again with Mitch White, 30

McIntosh was dropped off at the hospital door by a 58 year old man who police say was known to her, but died shortly afterwards. 

Queensland police charged Bradley Ian Cotten with the murder of Feebie McIntosh, 25, at sleepy Dicky Beach on Friday morning, arresting him at Sippy Downs yesterday afternoon

Queensland police charged Bradley Ian Cotten with the murder of Feebie McIntosh, 25, at sleepy Dicky Beach on Friday morning, arresting him at Sippy Downs yesterday afternoon

Cotten is understood to have been known to Ms McIntosh prior to the tragedy. They were friends on social media but were not in a relationship.

Ms McIntosh’s death, coming just days after her boyfriend proposed to her in a touching love letter, prompted a flood of heartbroken tributes on social media from friends.

It’s the final tragic chapter in her short life after her previous boyfriend died suddenly just two years ago, on May 22, 2020, aged 22.

Just before Christmas in 2018 Jack Thomsen posted a blissful photo with Ms McIntosh captioned ‘forever my happiness’.

Just before Christmas in 2018 Jack Thomsen posted a blissful photo with Feebie McIntosh captioned 'forever my happiness'

Just before Christmas in 2018 Jack Thomsen posted a blissful photo with Feebie McIntosh captioned ‘forever my happiness’

In December last Feebie McIntosh (pictured right) sat by ex-lover Jack Thomsen's grave and later posted a tribute to him, 'I honestly would give the world just to be able to see you and hear your voice just one last time'

In December last Feebie McIntosh (pictured right) sat by ex-lover Jack Thomsen’s grave and later posted a tribute to him, ‘I honestly would give the world just to be able to see you and hear your voice just one last time’

In December last Ms McIntosh sat by his grave and later posted a tribute to him, ‘I honestly would give the world just to be able to see you and hear your voice just one last time.’

Less than a week ago, Mr Thomsen’s mother posted a heart-breaking tribute to her son: ‘You left this world without a good bye or a reason why. I miss you every day.’

Ms McIntosh found love again when she began dating current boyfriend Mitch White in September 2021.

White was serving a prison sentence when Ms McIntosh was shot and killed. 

Mitch White was incarcerated at the high security Borallon Training and Correctional Centre in Ipswich

Mitch White was incarcerated at the high security Borallon Training and Correctional Centre in Ipswich

Feebie McIntosh's (right) death comes just three weeks after she shared her engagement to partner Mitch White (left) on Facebook

Feebie McIntosh’s (right) death comes just three weeks after she shared her engagement to partner Mitch White (left) on Facebook

Before he went to jail he posted a loving message to her describing how he liked the person he was becoming with her.

‘I can’t get enough of you and the person I’ve become being with you,’ he wrote.

She posted a photo of the heartfelt letter White, 31, wrote to her alongside a word search puzzle which spelled out the question ‘Feebie will you marry me?’

‘You’re the most sweetest man ever and the best part is, you’re all mine!,’ Ms McIntosh captioned the post.

In a touching post Feebie McIntosh shared the heartfelt letter (above) and puzzle in which her partner Mitch White proposed to her

In a touching post Feebie McIntosh shared the heartfelt letter (above) and puzzle in which her partner Mitch White proposed to her

White was incarcerated at the high security Borallon Training and Correctional Centre in Ipswich. His crime is unknown. 

Hundreds of gut-wrenching tributes to Ms McIntosh have continued throughout the weekend.

On Saturday one of her girlfriends posted, ‘Be free my girl. Your fight is over. You battle is won. Your war is done. Find your way home baby.’

Ms McIntosh, remembered as a caring friend by many, was all too familiar with tragedy.

Devastated loved ones began sharing tributes to Ms McIntosh who was ‘taken way too young’.

’20 years of memories, good times and constant laughter,’ one friend shared.

Feebie McIntosh (above) was dropped off at Caloundra Base Hospital at about 9.30am on Friday by a 58-year-old man known to her who is now voluntarily assisting police inquiries

Feebie McIntosh (above) was dropped off at Caloundra Base Hospital at about 9.30am on Friday by a 58-year-old man known to her who is now voluntarily assisting police inquiries

Hundreds of tributes poured onto social media for the 'kind and funny' Feebie McIntosh

Hundreds of tributes poured onto social media for the ‘kind and funny’ Feebie McIntosh

‘Your laughter and smile would light a room up. I have so much to say and I don’t know how to put it all in words.

‘I’m so beyond gutted that you grew wings early. I still remember sitting in class in Year One when we became friends.

‘Dancing in the rain after school on our way home. Talking about our crushes and planning our weekends.

‘You were one friend that always put a smile on my face. I’m going to miss you so much, this is so painful to write. Fly high babe, this isn’t goodbye. But until next time.

‘Love you always Feebs.’

Police have established a forensic crime scene (above) at a Sunshine Coast home after 25-year-old Feebie McIntosh died from an alleged gunshot wound to her head

Police have established a forensic crime scene (above) at a Sunshine Coast home after 25-year-old Feebie McIntosh died from an alleged gunshot wound to her head

‘I can’t believe you’re gone, you had such a good soul,’ another person wrote.

Police arrested Cotten, 30, at 3.30pm on Friday after intercepting his vehicle on Fitzwilliam Street at Sippy Downs.

The Narangba man was denied bail in Maroochydore Magistrates Court and is due to appear again on July 29. 

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