Woman, 25, DIES after allegedly being strangled by her estranged boyfriend


Woman, 25, DIES after allegedly being strangled by her estranged boyfriend – who then ‘snatched their 11-month-old baby boy and took off’

  • Man allegedly strangled woman before taking her 11-month-old baby boy
  • The 25-year-old woman passed away in Gold Coast University Hospital 
  • The 34-year-old had his charges upgraded to murder by Queensland Police 
  • He will appear in the Richlands Magistrates Court today 


The woman allegedly strangled by a man before he took her young child last weekend has died in hospital, with the man’s charges upgraded to murder.

Queensland Police confirmed this morning that the 25-year woman passed away in Gold Coast University Hospital following the attack.

She had been in a coma since being found unconscious at an apartment in Southport on the Gold Coast last Saturday night.

A 34-year-old man is alleged to have assaulted the woman before taking her 11-month-old child. 

The man, from Creastmead, had now had his charges upgraded to murder. He will appear in the Richlands Magistrates Court today. 

Police issued an ‘amber alert’ on Saturday before the child was later found unharmed taken to Crestmead Police Station.

The man was arrested at a storage centre in Oxley shortly after 12.30am on Sunday.  

A man allegedly strangled a woman before taking her 11-month-old baby at her home in Southport on Saturday night. He has been charged and the baby was located unharmed

Emergency services were called to the Como Crescent home at about 5pm after neighbours complained of a disturbance.

Officers arrived to find the 25-year-old woman unresponsive. She was rushed to Gold Coast University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

They will allege the man strangled the woman before taking the young child with him.

A grey Mazda CX9 was seized by police and they are currently examining the vehicle as part of their investigations.

The man was charged with grievous bodily harm and strangulation.

He had his bail opposed and will appear in Richlands Magistrates Court on Monday. 



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