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Pensioner found dead in Gold Coast house

Queensland police are investigating the sudden death of a 74-year-old woman on the Gold Coast. Picture: Nigel Hallett
Queensland police are investigating the sudden death of a 74-year-old woman on the Gold Coast. Picture: Nigel Hallett

Queensland police have established a crime scene after an elderly woman was found dead in a house on the Gold Coast.

Police were called to the Molendinar property, located north of the Gold Coast, around 8.40pm on Sunday night.

They discovered the body of a 74-year-old pensioner with significant injuries.

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A 50-year-old man, who is known to the woman, is assisting police with their investigation.

The “sudden death” is not believed to be domestic violence-related.

The crime scene on Macquarie Ave in the suburb of Molendinar. Picture: Nigel Hallett
The crime scene on Macquarie Ave in the suburb of Molendinar. Picture: Nigel Hallett
A 50-year-old man is helping police with the ongoing investigation. Picture: Nigel Hallett.
A 50-year-old man is helping police with the ongoing investigation. Picture: Nigel Hallett.

Tributes flowed on social media for the 74-year-old.

“My neighbour. Very sad, she was a very giving woman,” one woman wrote on Facebook.

“All this senseless violence is just disheartening.” another user wrote.

Police will provide an update on the ongoing investigation at 10am on Monday.

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Daniela Pizzirani is a QLD politics and crime reporter based in Brisbane’s CBD. After graduating from the Queensland University of Technology with Distinction, Daniela secured a position at NCA NewsWire where s… Read more

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