Police guard a house in which two bodies were found in Eagleby, south of Brisbane. Picture: AAP Image/Dan Peled
Police guard a house in which two bodies were found in Eagleby, south of Brisbane. Picture: AAP Image/Dan Peled

How did this young couple come to die, leaving kids orphaned?

MYSTERY surrounds the death of a young mother and father, who were found in their Eagleby home, south of Brisbane, on Monday.

Detectives are investigating whether the death of the 27 and 30-year-olds is a murder-suicide.

The pair's three little girls, now orphaned, were not believed to be in the home at the time.

The family had only been in the street since October and were "very quiet, very friendly people".

 

The children, believed to be 15 months, and four and five years, weren't living with their parents in the lead-up to their deaths, neighbours said.

Police made the discovery after they were called to the Francoise St address at about 1.15pm on Monday.

It is understood the bodies showed no signs of injury when police entered the house.

Police believe their bodies had been in the house for at least two days.

A post-mortem was undertaken yesterday afternoon and detectives are awaiting the results to determine whether their deaths were a murder-suicide or double suicide.

A close friend, who did not want to be named, said she last saw the mother on Thursday.

She said the couple and another woman had gone down to the pub for karaoke.

The mother came over beforehand and even borrowed clothes to wear that night and hung artwork on the wall.

"She seemed okay," she said.

That was the last she saw of her.

At first, she thought the two were just inside, hung-over from the night before. The woman's son, who would often play with the couple's girls, went and knocked on the door on both days over the weekend, but there was no answer.

Another neighbour on the opposite side of the street said all the kids would often follow each other around.

"We're (everyone in the street) all feeling for them," she said.

The mother voluntarily handed over her kids for 30 days as she "needed to get her head clear", a neighbour said.

Simone Whye, who has lived in the street for 18 years, said the incident "was out of sorts".

"It was quite a shock. It's just completely uprooted the street completely," she said.

"I didn't think they'd do that … and having left three girls behind."



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