News

Detectives investigate mum's death

Police are investigating the death of a 32-year-old mother at a house on Fernvale Rd, Brassall.
Police are investigating the death of a 32-year-old mother at a house on Fernvale Rd, Brassall. Claudia Baxter

DETECTIVES have cordoned off a suburban Ipswich home after a 32-year-old mother of two was found dead.

Police said the woman's 11-year-old son rang 000 after finding his mother unconscious in the house on Fernvale Rd, Brassall.

When paramedics arrived a short time later, the boy was performing CPR in a frantic attempt to save his mother's life.

Ambulance officers then unsuccessfully tried to revive the woman.

They transported her to Ipswich Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

It is believed the woman's death was related to the use of illicit drugs.

Police have placed the house under guard as their investigations continue.

Ipswich Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Tolsher said the woman's husband, a 61-year-old man, was assisting with police inquiries but had not been charged with any offence.

"Police are still attempting to piece together the events that led to this woman being located deceased," Snr Sgt Tolsher said.

"The deceased's husband is still being questioned by police and is assisting with inquiries into what took place."

Police said the woman's other son, aged 6, was also in the house at the time of the tragedy in the early hours of Monday.

A post-mortem examination was conducted yesterday in an effort to establish the cause of death.

However, the initial test results were inconclusive, meaning police will have to wait for the results of toxicology testing.

Police indicated this process would be given high priority but it could take several weeks.

Topics:  death detectives drug use fatality



HEATWAVE: 'Severe' warning for Ipswich, storms on the way

WEATHER WARNING: Temperatures continue to soar as the heatwave covers Queensland.

At 10.30am today, the temperature had already hit 31.4 degrees.

Curious case of missing ginger pig

SARCIS investigated the theft of multiple farm animals.

Stock crime detectives looking for missing farm animals

Major road works will benefit 5000 people daily

Roadworks, generic.  Photo Tracey Joynson

Surface repairs started this morning as part of $12.5m project

Local Partners

Gatton family claims game show success

A GATTON family walked away with more than $11,000 after an exciting three-night run on game show Family Feud.


How cyclists could peddle funds into community

BIGGER AND BETTER: Bicycle Queensland has partnered with Somerset Regional Council.

BIKE riders set to flock to the region later this year.

Big flicks could soon be seen at major shopping centre

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT: The Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre have lodged an application with the Brisbane City Council to build a new cinema and entertainment precinct.

New entertainment and dining options have residents excited.

Noll meltdown won't affect Gympie Oz Day concert

Shannon Noll

Photo Contributed

Shannon Noll is still expected to perform in Gympie next Thursday

Why The Walking Dead cast are paid a pittance

Despite massive ratings the cast haven't been shown the money

50 Shades Dornan on why he hates the film

Dornan and Johnson’s frequent sex scenes were ‘awkward’ to film. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Jamie Dornan doesn’t blame you for hating 50 Shades

Chris Hemsworth’s X-rated compliment to former co-star

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth poses on the red carpet for the European premiere of the film 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' in London on April 21, 2015.

THOR star once paid former Home and Away actress a lewd compliment.

'I can't keep my mouth shut any longer'

Singer George Michael.

George Michael’s cousin blasts singer’s boyfriend Fadi Fawaz.

Fresh faces: NCIS gets a shake up with new cast members

The new cast of NCIS, from left, Rocky Carroll, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, David McCallum, Brian Dietzen, Wilmer Valderrama, Emily Wickersham, Mark Harmon, Duane Henry and Jennifer Esposito.

THREE new characters join naval drama for season 14.

First the Onesie, now an Xbox One S inflatable controller

Fancy an inflatable Xbox One S controller?

Inflatable controller 'perfect sidekick' for Australia Day party

Sunday auction for historical home

Former Catholic school sure to attract spirited bidding

Looking back, looking ahead in Noosa

NEVER-ENDING GLORY: Looking towards Laguna Bay and Hastings St from Noosa National Park.

Natural appeal of Noosa continues to attract buyers

NEW: ALDI confirms opening date of seventh Ipswich store

NEW STORE: Aldi will soon open its seventh store in Ipswich.

Aldi is preparing to open its seventh store in Ipswich

Thousands of jobs part of $1b retirement village project

THIS YEAR: An artist impression of the new Aveo retirement village in Springfield.

Aveo Springfield unveiled this month, homes ready by July

KNIFE-EDGE: The housing tightrope we now face

Even the smallest interest rate rise will be hard for some to handle.

One if five home owners at risk, according to new analysis

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!