Community members attend a candlelight vigial for Queenie Xu. Photo: Jorge Branco
Community members attend a candlelight vigial for Queenie Xu. Photo: Jorge Branco

Candlelight vigil for little girl stabbed to death

"HE came with the knife." Those were the only words Yuanyaun Coa's protector heard her say to him after she ran screaming from her home on Wednesday afternoon, dripping with blood.

The 28-year-old bank worker, her mother and baby daughter Queenie had just been ferociously stabbed in her southern Brisbane home, police think at the hands of her father.

Neighbour Nikolao Ropati's gripping account of the tragic afternoon in Parkinson came as a member of a local church said the 53-year-old man seemed "distressed" when he dropped him home on Sunday.

Both men gathered with more than 200 locals on Thursday night for a candlelight vigil in the Watheroo Place park opposite the home where Ms Coa lived with her husband, Tenglong Xu, and their two-month-old daughter.

Most of them didn't know the family but they mourned for little Queenie Xu, who died in hospital on Wednesday night after police found her lying in her bassinet with multiple stab wounds.

More on this at Brisbanetimes.com.au



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