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Death of Aussie teen who collapsed and died 'suspicious', police say

Tributes are flowing for Krystle Monks, 19, who died under 'suspicious' circumstances at her Queensland home.

The sudden death of a young woman found unresponsive at a Queensland house on Saturday night is being treated as suspicious, police say.

Emergency services discovered Krystle Monks, 19, in a Bundamba home in Ipswich at 9.30pm after reports she had collapsed. She died in hospital on Sunday.

Detective Acting Superintendent Miller told media on Wednesday detectives are "closely examining the circumstances surrounding her death".

"We are treating this as suspicious; an autopsy is being completed and we are awaiting the results," she said.

Pictures of Queensland woman Krystle Monks, 19, who died at home in Ipswich.
Krystle Monks, 19, died suddenly after being found unresponsive in an Ipswich home. Source: Linkedin via 7News/Facebook

According to reports, police were initially told she'd fallen off the bed at the property which belonged to her partner. She reportedly sustained head injuries which caused her death. But Detective Miller could not confirm the details and said they are part of an ongoing investigation.

"We've been conducting an examination of the property and that is usual in every death where we have not been given a cause of death," she said.

Detective Miller confirmed police had been called to the Bundamba home once previously "in the last few months" in response to a domestic violence complaint, but it was "inconclusive at the time". She said there were no existing domestic violence orders involving Ms Monks at the time of her death and there is no one in police police custody at this time in relation to her death.

Queensland Police investigating the death of Krystle Monks at her Bundamba home.
Queensland Police are investigating her death and are treating it as suspicious. Source: ABC

Tributes for 'amazing' and 'beautiful' Krystle Monks

Ms Monks' family is "extremely distressed" after the sudden death of their daughter and sister and ask to remember her as "beautiful" and "forever young". The Ipswich woman was due to turn 20 in two weeks.

Tributes have since flowed on social media from friends of the young woman.

"You where a beautiful young girl taken too soon forever going to be missed, and hope to get justice for you and your family. Forever 19," one said.

"I’m really sorry to the family and loved ones of hers. She was an amazing person and is gone way too soon," said another.

One said Ms Monks made her life "so enjoyable and full of laughter".

"From the moment we met we were instantly close and I am so lucky that I got to have been your friend," they wrote.

Investigators have called on friends, family and neighbours with any information to come forward.

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