Missing girl, man found dead
POLICE last night found the body of a 5-year-old girl missing from Robina.
According to a statement issued by Queensland Police late last night, her body and the body of a man, believed to be her father, were discovered in a vehicle just outside of Casino, in northern New South Wales.
The statement says the Queensland Police Service would provide all possible support to the family.
Yesterday morning the bodies of a man and a woman were found in a unit at Arbour Ave, Robina.
A baby boy linked to the home was found alive and well but by afternoon police had issued an abduction alert for the 5-year-old girl.
Police thanked the media and the public for their help during the search.
Girl missing after two found dead
Gold Coast Police launched a massive man hunt yesterday to find the five-year-old girl, missing from a Robina unit where two bodies were discovered by the relative of one of the deceased about 8am.
Police were called to an Arbour Avenue address after the bodies of a man and a woman were discovered by one of the victim’s male relatives around 8am yesterday.
The male relative entered the residence to discover a man’s body.
Police arrived and after a preliminary search of the area they found the body of a woman in the unit.
The police believed two children resided at the address but neither was at the property when police arrived.
A baby boy was found safe and well yesterday afternoon, but investigators held grave concerns for the five-year-old and asked for public help to find her.
Attention turned to her wellbeing, and police called on the public to keep a look out for a man driving a 2006 silver Holden Viva station wagon with Queensland registration 965JFC.
Gold Coast CIB Detective Inspector Brian Swan said in preliminary investigations yesterday that there was evidence of a struggle in the unit.
“There appears to be a sign of a struggle, but once again our examination has not yet commenced,” he said yesterday morning.
“We have only done a rudimentary examination of the premises, and it’s too early to say what sort of damage is done inside the unit.”
“Both bodies were suffering from some sort of trauma.”
He said police were not able to determine the victims’ time of death.
However, both of the deceased were “sighted alive during the weekend”.
Police closed Arbour and Riverwalk avenues to traffic for most of the day.
Detectives door-knocked neighbours as part of their investigation and the male relative who discovered the bodies was assisting police with their investigation.
The bodies were discovered in a unit above a shopping village close to the centre of Robina.