CCTV has captured the final hours of a woman before she was stabbed to death by her long-term partner after he set their house on fire in a horrifying domestic violence killing north of Brisbane.
Police have revealed there were no existing domestic violence or protection orders between Siva Auvae, 31, and her 32-year-old partner at the time of her horrific murder.
Ms Auvae died from stab wounds outside her Brimstone Crt home in Kallangur, north of Brisbane, on Saturday.
The mum of four was just a few weeks shy of her birthday on Christmas Day.
Police believe the 32-year-old man deliberately lit the house on fire after stabbing Ms Auvae before fleeing emergency services.
He died in hospital from serious burn injuries on Sunday.
Footage from a property neighbouring their home appears to show no signs of any problems in the lead-up to the tragedy.
In the CCTV, Ms Auvae and her partner are seen mowing the lawn together hours before the attack.
More footage from a different property appears to capture Ms Auvae’s shirtless killer fleeing from police at the time of the murder.
Police are investigating the devastating incident but Detective Inspector David Harbison on Sunday said there were no existing protection orders in place between the couple.
The pair, who had been in a long-term relationship for years, only moved from NSW to Queensland in the past week.
“At this point, police do not believe there are any other persons unaccounted for or involved in this tragic incident,” he said at the weekend.
“Detectives are appealing to anyone who may have seen anything in the area around the time of the incident or may have relevant dashcam or CCTV footage that may assist. We ask those persons to come forward.”
In a fundraiser on Givealittle, Ms Auvae’s family have asked for financial help to get her body home, along with her four children.
“There are going to be a lot costs associated with bringing her back to New Zealand as well as sorting out arrangements for her four beautiful children,” Hine Kerrich, Ms Auvae’s first cousin, wrote on the page.
“Siva was a much loved Mum, daughter, sister and friend and her life was so taken far too soon.
“Her whanau (family) here in New Zealand are doing everything they can to find out more details surrounding her death and the events leading up.”