Toowoomba, Queensland: Man and woman charged with murder over eight-year-old girl’s death 


Eight-year-old girl is allegedly tortured before being brutally murdered by a man and woman ‘known to her’ – as neighbours recall watching paramedics burst into tears at the scene

  • A man, 50 and a woman, 46, were arrested after police found girl dead at a home
  • Police found eight-year-old girl at a home in Rangeville, Toowoomba on Saturday
  • The two adults were murder, torture and failing to provide the necessities of life


A man and a woman have been charged with murder and torture after an eight-year-old girl was found dead at a suburban home.

The 50-year-old man and 46-year-old woman were arrested after police found the girl dead at a home in Toowoomba in south-east Queensland on Saturday.

Officers were called to the home in Rangeville in the city’s south-eastern suburbs about 5.30pm. 

A neighbour said he saw a paramedic running from the home in tears after police made the discovery.

A man and a woman have been charged with murder and torture after an eight-year-old girl was found dead at a suburban home (file image)

‘Within minutes there were police everywhere,’ the neighbour told The Toowoomba Chronicle.

Queensland Police launched an investigation with the support of the Child Trauma Unit and the Homicide Investigation Unit and both adults were charged on Tuesday.

They face charges of murder, torture and failing to provide the necessities of life.  

Police said the man and woman, who were both from Toowoomba, were known to the child. 

The two adults were charged on Tuesday with murder, torture and failing to provide the necessities of life (file image)

 The two adults were charged on Tuesday with murder, torture and failing to provide the necessities of life (file image)

The pair were denied bail and will appear at Toowoomba Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

The neighbour said he saw a large crowd gathered outside the home on Saturday. 

‘The family kept to themselves,’ he said. ‘No-one in our street knows them or what happened.’

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