A man has been charged with the murder of a woman, after police witnessed what they called a “confronting scene”.
Emergency services were called to an address at Kallangur, north of Brisbane, where the woman aged in her 50s was found dead on Thursday.
The property was declared a crime scene and an investigation launched, with police treating the death as suspicious.
A 36-year-old man was on Thursday night charged with murder.
“The 56-year-old female that was found dead was known to the man that is now in custody and were relatives,” Inspector Ben Fadian told reporters earlier on Thursday.
“There was no domestic violence order against the pair but police had attended the address before on other matters.”
Inspector Fadian said first responders had witnessed a “confronting scene”.
“A member of the public called triple zero and detectives have been conducting door knocks and taking statements of neighbours,” he said.
Inspector Fadian said the man was known to the woman but did not live at the address.
“(They) were known to each other, they are relatives. They are not in a relationship, there is no DV order in place,” he said.
He would not say whether they were mother and son.
“I can’t confirm that. The matter is still being investigated, the nature of the relationship is still being investigated,” he said.
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward as investigations continue.
The man will remain in custody and appear before the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court on Friday.
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