Police say they are investigating the alleged domestic violence killing of a Brisbane woman who was stabbed and later collapsed in front of a neighbour’s home.
About 7pm, emergency services were called to a street in Kallangur, north of Brisbane, where the woman – understood to be a New Zealand national and a mother of young children – was found in a critical condition. She died at the scene soon afterwards.
About the same time, a property in a neighbouring street was engulfed by fire.
Police said they then found a man nearby suffering “critical injuries”. He was taken to hospital. A police statement released on Sunday said a 32-year-old man had died due to injuries in the house fire. “There are no outstanding persons in relation to either incident,” the statement said.
Police released a statement on Sunday confirming they were investigating the incident as an alleged domestic violence homicide.
They said the woman was allegedly stabbed at a property about 100m from where she was found.
“Initial investigations indicate a man allegedly stabbed a 31-year-old woman multiple times at … around 7pm, before she left the scene and collapsed a short distance away. She died a short time later at the scene,” police said in a statement on Sunday.
“A man was located a short distance away and taken to hospital with critical injuries.
“Three crime scenes have been set up … as police continue to investigate the circumstances around the incident.
“Anyone with information or dashcam vision is urged to contact police.”