Police at a Sunnybank Hills street where a man and woman have been found dead inside a house. Picture: Nine News
Police at a Sunnybank Hills street where a man and woman have been found dead inside a house. Picture: Nine News

Siblings found dead at home

POLICE have declared a crime scene in a quiet suburban street in Brisbane's south after two people were found dead.

A 54-year-old man and a 58-year-old woman, who are believed to be brother and sister, were found dead in separate rooms at a Sunnybank Hills home shortly after 2pm on Tuesday.

Forensic officers at the house where a brother and sister were found dead. Picture: AAP/John Gass
Forensic officers at the house where a brother and sister were found dead. Picture: AAP/John Gass

The pair lived with their frail 89-year-old mother, who found them and alerted neighbours, who called triple-0.

Police were called to the house about 2.30pm. Picture: AAP/John Gass
Police were called to the house about 2.30pm. Picture: AAP/John Gass

Their cause of death is unknown and post-mortem examinations are likely to be conducted on Wednesday.

It is understood there is no obvious cause of death.

Residents in the quiet Sunnybank Hills street are in shock. Picture: AAP/John Gass
Residents in the quiet Sunnybank Hills street are in shock. Picture: AAP/John Gass

Senior Sergeant Gary Aschenberger said the house was in a messy state when police arrived.

He said police were investigating all lines of inquiry.

"We're open to everything at the moment and nothing's been ruled out," he said.

"(The cause of death) is unknown until forensics have been through there and obviously autopsies will be conducted as well."

One Macbeth Place resident told The Courier-Mail they weren't concerned about their safety, but that the incident came as a surprise.

"This is a really quiet street and everyone keeps to themselves," one woman, who did not want to be named, said.

"We didn't know the people who live there, but it is a tragedy no matter the circumstances."

 


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