A teenager has been charged with two counts of homicide after a woman and girl were found stabbed to death at a home in suburban Toowoomba in Queensland.
A boy, 16, has been charged with two counts of homicide after a woman and a girl were found stabbed to death at a home west of Brisbane.
Police and paramedics were called to the home in suburban Toowoomba, on Queensland’s Darling Downs, at 9.20am (AEST) on Tuesday.
They discovered the bodies of a woman and a girl, believed to be aged 12.
On Tuesday evening, Queensland Police said a boy, 16, had been dealt with over two counts of homicide under the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act.
Officers had spent the day scouring the home.
The deaths of the woman and girl shocked those living near the suburban home.
One local resident said it was “unbelievable”.
“They were nice, very quiet. You know the most they’d say is, `Hello, how are you?’” she told ABC Radio.
“Lovely little kid, quiet, pleasant little girl. It’s just dreadful.
“It’s just unbelievable.”