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Crime scene established after woman found dead in Brisbane unit

Police are investigating after the body of a woman was found in a unit in residential suburb on Tuesday.

A crime scene has been established on York Street in Nundah, in Brisbane’s inner-north, after the woman’s body was found at 4.30pm, with the block being cordoned off as detectives launch an urgent investigation.

Police are currently working to determine how the woman died, although initial inquiries suggest the discovery is not suspicious. Yahoo News contacted Queensland Police for an update on Wednesday but no further information was available.

“Investigations are ongoing,” a spokesperson said.

Officers, including forensics, were seen entering the two-storey brick complex on Tuesday afternoon, with witnesses describing neighborhood as normally “quiet.” Neighbor Emmanuel Kaldani told The Courier Mail Nundah is generally safe. “I moved in October, it’s a pretty quiet and friendly, and everyone does their own thing,” he said.

No arrests have been made and no charges laid.

It’s not yet known if detectives are treating the latest discovery as suspicious. Source: 9News

While the circumstances around the Nundah woman’s death are currently unclear, it comes on the same day the body of a Sydney teenager was found in North Bondi on Tuesday morning. A 32-year-old man was arrested at the scene on an outstanding warrant, although officers are yet to determine how the woman, 19, died.

The nation’s leaders will gather today to discuss ways to end domestic violence amid an outcry over the deaths of women across Australia. Measures to strengthen prevention efforts, tackle online harms and share information between law enforcement agencies about high-risk perpetrators will go before Wednesday’s national cabinet meeting.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced the online meeting with state and territory leaders as thousands of people marched across the nation in weekend protests against gendered violence.

Thousands rallied around the country at the weekend in protest of gender-based violence. Source: AAP

Homelessness services helped almost 60,000 women and 38,000 children who experienced domestic or family violence in the past financial year, according to Homelessness Australia. Yet less than four per cent of people were able to secure long-term housing needed to remain safe, it said.

“Lack of pathways to housing mean women experiencing violence are stuck in homelessness, with many returning to violent homes or never leaving,” CEO Kate Colvin said.

One in five women presenting to the emergency department has experienced domestic violence in the past year but it remains under-identified by hospital staff, the head of St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney’s domestic and family violence service said.

with AAP