DUAL TRAGEDY: Police at the scene of a murder-suicide in Glasshouse Mountains.
DUAL TRAGEDY: Police at the scene of a murder-suicide in Glasshouse Mountains. Warren Lynam

‘You don’t expect it to happen in suburbia’

AN EERIE silence hung over the Glasshouse Parklands estate as police wrapped up their investigation into a murder-suicide.

The bodies of a man and woman were found in the bedroom of their Allan Ave home about 12.30pm Saturday.

The death of the 34-year-old woman is being treated as suspicious and the death of the 42-year-old man considered "non-suspicious".

Forensic officers investigating the deaths will prepare a report for the coroner.

A volunteer at the Glasshouse Mountains Visitor Information Centre, who lives nearby, said the tragedy was a shock for the "close-knit community".

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"I have walked by the house for three years and have never seen any movement at the house," she said.

"I didn't go for a walk yesterday (Saturday).

"When I saw it on the news, I said to my husband, 'That's where I walk'."

The volunteer said she noticed the house had become rundown in recent times.

"They used to have a dog who used to bark and carry on," she said.

A Glasshouse Mountains resident of three years was taken aback when his mate told him about the incident yesterday morning.

"It's a head spin for us, especially being a tight-knit community," he said.

"You don't expect it to happen in quiet suburbia."

Acting Detective Inspector Daren Edwards told the Daily on Saturday, the grandparents of the couple's daughter raised the alarm.

They contacted Beerwah police when they were unable to reach the man and woman and became concerned for their welfare.

The daughter, whose age has not been revealed, was picked up from school on Friday and spent the night at a sleepover at her grandparents' house.

Anyone needing support or information about suicide prevention should contact Lifeline on 131 114 and for those affected by suicide, please contact StandBy Response Service on 0407 766 961.


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