A 78-year-old woman and her two daughters in their early 50s have been found dead in what’s believed to be a suicide pact, police have said.
Newspapers reported that the woman cared for one of her daughters, who was disabled, in their luxury home in the gated community of Ephraim Island on the Gold Coast.
The other daughter and her partner recently bought a home in the same community, where homes cost millions of dollars.
The deaths were heavily covered by local media last night, with police initially calling the event “suspicious” but later saying that it was an “apparent suicide pact”.
The bodies were found by the daughter’s partner, who police said “wasn’t aware that this was culminating today, but he wasn’t surprised that it has happened”.
Police told newspapers that all three women had died in the same manner, and that the trio all had medical issues.
Local residents said they were shocked and saddened by the deaths in the quiet area.
This article originally appeared on Starts At 60.
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