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Man and baby found dead in Sunshine Coast murder-suicide

Macquarie National News

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The bodies of a father and his baby son have been found in a car on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, in a horrific murder-suicide.

Council workers made the discovery at the Roys Rd camping ground at Coochin Creek at about 8am.

Image: Coochin Creek region

The 46-year-old man and his six-month-old son were found inside a red Holden Commodore wagon and “had been there for some time” according to police.

Detectives from the Child Protection Unit are treating the matter as a murder-suicide.

“At this stage, detectives are treating the death of the child as suspicious and the man’s death as non-suspicious. ”

Detective Inspector Dave Drinnen has confirmed the child’s parents were separated and shared custody.

The boy’s mother reported him missing on Monday after her estranged partner failed to meet custody arrangements.

“This is extremely distressing and a tragic incident. The mother is distraught,” says Detective Inspector Drinnen.

The family is from the Redcliffe area.

Investigations are continuing.

 If you or someone you know needs help, call Lifeline 13 11 14

Macquarie National News