Son Charged With Murder After Mother Was Found Dead

A 66-year-old mother died from knife wounds inside her apartment on Brunswick St, opening an investigation into a potential domestic violence murder.

The Queensland Police confirmed that her 42-year-old son had been charged with the alleged murder.

The police made a forceful entry into the unit and discovered the deceased female after conducting a welfare check on 2 April 2024. Her husband, who was in Western Australia, called for the welfare check.

A crime scene has been declared, and forensics, detectives, and uniform officers have been on the scene.

“As a result of further investigations, a male person is now at the Valley police station helping detectives with their enquiries,” Inspector Karl Hahne informed reporters.

Inspector Hahne reassured the community that there was no further threat. The man involved has been charged with one count of murder (DV offence) following his arrest.

“We believe this threat has been contained, so our investigations centre on finding out what occurred today and the days leading up to today,” he said.

Published 20-April-2024