Mum identified after mysterious death on Gold Coast motorway

Josh Dutton
·News Reporter
·2-min read

A family is mourning the death of a mother of five after she was found dead near a Gold Coast motorway.

The body of Tammara Macrokanis, 32, was found at Coomera on Saturday about 8.30pm near the southbound exit 54 of the M1 Pacific Motorway. Police attended following reports a car was parked dangerously on the shoulder.

Tammara Macrokanis, 32, is pictured.
Tammara Macrokanis, 32, was found dead near a crash scene on the Gold Coast on Saturday night. Source: Facebook/ Tammara Macrokanis

Police said that a car was found damaged and a 31-year-old man was transported to Gold Coast University Hospital. Police believe he was the driver of the vehicle.

It has been reported Ms Macrokanis, from Casino in northern NSW, was walking along the side of the road when hit by a car but police are still trying to determine what happened.

Ms Macrokanis’s mum wrote on Facebook her daughter was visiting family on the Gold Coast at the time of the incident.

“RIP my eldest baby, I never in my wildest dreams thought you would leave us in this way,” she wrote.

“Your five beautiful children and your family love you with all our hearts and now you are gone forever.”

Tammara Macrokanis, 32, is pictured.
Ms Macrokanis has five children. Her family are devastated by her death. Source: Facebook/ Tammara Macrokanis

In a separate post her mum Penney wrote: “life is never going to be the same without you”.

“I can't believe you're gone.

“I'm just so f****** numb and empty without you and am never going to be able to tell you I love you and how proud of you I am ever again.”

Police haven’t laid any charges but are seeking anyone with dashcam footage from that area on Saturday night to come forward.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the online reporting page.

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