AT THE SCENE: Police have cordoned off Howard St between Ferry and Alfred Sts to comb the scene for evidence and interview witnesses.
AT THE SCENE: Police have cordoned off Howard St between Ferry and Alfred Sts to comb the scene for evidence and interview witnesses. Cody Fox

BREAKING: Man charged over woman's murder

SUNDAY 8.46AM: A MAN has been charged with murder by Maryborough detectives after a 58-year-old woman was found dead yesterday.

Police were called to Maryborough City Motel about 5 am and a short time later the woman's body was found.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 22-year-old man has been charged with murder.

He has been denied bail and is due to appear in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on Monday, November 5.

Acting Detective Inspector Wade Lee said both were known to each other.

He said the woman had died of her injuries but did not reveal what those injuries were.

"I cannot go into the particulars of the offence because the matter is now before the court," Det Lee said.

 

SATURDAY EVENING: POLICE have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the suspicious death of a woman in Maryborough on Saturday.

The 58-year-old woman was found dead near the Maryborough City Motel about 5am this morning, sparking a major police investigation.

Streets were blocked while forensic investigators and officers conducted enquiries at the motel.

Acting Detective Inspector Wade Lee said police attended a Maryborough address and arrested the man on Saturday afternoon.

No charges have been laid as of yet.

"The male person is currently assisting police with enquiries and is the subject of our investigation," Det Lee said.

"Both the deceased and the male person appear to have been known to each other and enquiries as to what has happened at the scene are continuing.

"We're currently in the infancy (of this investigation) and this investigation is moving very quickly."

Det Lee said the woman had died of her injuries but did not reveal what those injuries were.

More details, video and photos from the scene and about the case here

 

EARLIER: POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after the suspicious death of a 58-year-old woman in Maryborough on Saturday morning.

Forensic detectives are still conducting investigations at the Maryborough City Motel, where the woman was found dead about 5am.

Howard St between Ferry and Alfred Sts remains cordoned off while police continue their inquiries.

Acting Detective Inspector Wade Lee said police were called to a "disturbance" at the residence where the woman was found.

He said the investigation was "still in its infancy" but authorities were treating the woman's death as "suspicious".

"Queensland Ambulance Services have attended the scene and attended to the victim but she was found to be deceased at the scene," Det Lee said.

"The cause of death is still unknown, we have a forensic team... still trying to determine the cause of death.

"There are a number of witnesses who were at the motel at the time and they are assisting us with their enquiries.

Det Lee said police believed the parties were known to each other and the incident was not linked to an alleged stabbing attack on the Esplanade in Hervey Bay on Friday.

"This is not a random attack," he said.

EARLIER (10.05AM): FORENSIC detectives are combing the scene where a woman was found dead outside a motel in Maryborough this morning.

The forensic scene was set up after police officers were called to a disturbance before finding the woman outside the motel.

She was pronounced dead on scene.

Officers from the forensic investigation unit are taking photos of the scene and interviewing people outside the Maryborough City Motel on Ferry St.

Howard St between Ferry and Alfred Sts is currently blocked off by police tape.

Police are appealing to any members of the public who were travelling in the area shortly before 5am this morning or who observed any suspicious behaviour in the area to contact them.

Police are expected to be holding a press conference shortly. 

More details, video and photos from the scene here


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