Tragedy as four-year-old girl is found dead inside a Brisbane home and police set up crime scene while they interview relatives
- The body of a four-year-old girl has been found inside an east Brisbane home
- Police cordoned off Bent Street, Cannon Hill and are investigating death
- Senior detectives spent Monday morning interviewing family members
The body of a four-year-old girl has been found inside a Brisbane home.
Police established a crime scene in Cannon Hill, in Brisbane’s east, about 9.30am on Monday morning.
A relative who lived in the home with the girl called emergency services early on Monday morning.
Senior detectives spent the morning interviewing members of her family.
Officers cordoned off the roads in and out of the street and are speaking with the family and neighbours
Officers have been combing the scene since 9.30 this morning
A source told Daily Mail Australia officers are investigating whether neglect played a role in the child’s death.
They cordoned off the home on Bent Street and have urged people to avoid the area.
Locals said about 10 police cars and two ambulances arrived on the scene shortly after 9am and began speaking with neighbours.
One neighbour told The Courier Mail 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.
The family reportedly rent the home.
Parents at Cannon Hill Anglican College, down the road from the crime scene, were informed of the incident and warned it would cause delays in dropping off and picking up students.
Police are seen at a crime scene where the body of a four-year-old girl was found at a house in Cannon Hill
Police have established a crime scene at the Bent Street home in Brisbane’s east
Investigations are ongoing, a spokesman for Queensland Police told Daily Mail Australia
‘This morning an incident occurred in a residence in Bent Street close to CHAC Primary,’ the email, seen by 9News, read.
‘Should you hear of this incident through the media, please be assured that 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.
‘We are currently working with the police on a plan for pick up at the end of the day. Please continue to monitor your emails for updates.’
Investigations are ongoing, a spokesman for Queensland Police told Daily Mail Australia.
More to come.
Police established a crime scene in Cannon Hill, in Brisbane’s east, about 9.30am on Monday morning
Senior detectives spent the morning interviewing members of her family after making the grim discovery
Police cordoned off the home on Bent Street and have urged people to avoid the area Pictured: Aerial view of Bent Street on Monday morning