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Bongaree: 51-year-old woman found dead in home

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Investigations are underway after a 51-year-old woman was found dead inside a home, with police describing the scene as “very confronting”.

At about 3pm on Thursday, Queensland police and ambulance were called to a welfare check at an address in Bongaree, on Bribie Island, with a neighbour telling officers there had been a disturbance there the night before.

Officers found a woman unresponsive inside the home just before 9pm, declared the property a crime scene and commenced a homicide investigation.

On Friday, Moreton District Crime Group Detective Inspector Ben Fadian told reporters it was the second time in as many weeks police had been called to the home, and said police had walked into a “very confronting” scene.

“To date, our information is the deceased lady was the only person living at the home at that time,” Inspector Fadian said.

“At this stage, our scientific section has conducted examinations inside the dwelling of the house, we’ve doorknocked the area, we’ve taken witness statements and we’re speaking to people within the area who may have information about what’s occurred.”

Detective Inspector Fadian told reporters he was not able to give further details on what police saw when they arrived at the house, but said it was “quite clear” the woman inside had died.

“In terms of the crime scene itself and what was contained inside, I can‘t elaborate what was contained in there is still subject to investigation,” he said.

“The first responders who attended the scene did attempt to render assistance to the female person but it was quite clear at that stage she was already deceased.

Inspector Fadian confirmed police had been called to the address a week prior, and that call out and the reported Wednesday night disturbance were still under investigation.

“At this stage, it is very early in the investigation and we’re keeping an open mind and considering all our avenues of investigation.”

Police are appealing to members of the public with information, or CCTV/dashcam footage of Melia St between Wednesday and Thursday, to contact police on Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

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