Mum, 41, dies after clash with intruders at Queensland home

A 41-year-old woman has died at her home north of Brisbane after a fatal clash with intruders who fled on foot late last night.

Police have been told the woman, who has been identified as mum-of-two Emma Lovell, and her husband, 43, disturbed two people in their North Lakes home about 11.30pm on Monday and a scuffle broke out on the front porch.

Emma Lovell and the Queensland home where she was killed.
Emma Lovell, 41, has died after clashing with intruders at her Queensland home overnight. Source: Facebook/9News

Ms Lovell was reportedly stabbed in the chest, and despite the best efforts of paramedics, she couldn't be saved, according to the The Courier Mail. Mr Lovell was also stabbed in the back before the intruders fled the scene. He was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police have declared the home a crime scene and a homicide investigation is underway.

Husband confirms wife's death, tributes flow

Following the tragedy, a devastated Lee Lovell, confirmed his wife's death to friends on the North Lakes Community Facebook group.

A woman, Bec Rose, commented that she was concerned about the home invasion as her friend hadn't responded to her message. "I'll give her a couple more hours, as I don't want to disturb the busy police, but I'm still holding onto that tiny glimmer of hope that it's not her," she wrote, to which Mr Lovell replied: "It's her."

Emma Lovell with her husband and daughters on the beach on Christmas Eve. Right, one of the men helping police with their enquiries.
Just days before his wife's death, Mr Lovell posted photos of his family spending Christmas Eve at a beach on the Sunshine Coast. Source: Facebook

"My heart is broken, she's such a beautiful person, I just want to wake up from this nightmare," Ms Rose responded. "Let me know if there's anything I can do for you all (to Lee), I'm still in shock. Sending you all my love and strength."

In a heartbreaking twist, just days before his wife's death, Mr Lovell posted photos of his family spending Christmas Eve at a beach on the Sunshine Coast.

Four men assisting police

A Queensland Police spokeswoman confirmed to Yahoo News Australia on Tuesday morning that "four male persons are assisting police with enquiries".

The four men were captured by 9 News footage wearing blue forensic suits and being walked by officers to a number of police vehicles.

Neighbours and North Lakes locals told the publication the tragic incident has left them stunned. One person said they have "never seen so many police cars on this road".

Investigators ask that anyone from the North Lakes area with information, dash cam or CCTV footage should contact police by calling 131 444 or reporting anonymously at Crime Stoppers.

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