Brother and sister found dead by mother had been there for 'sometime'

Two people who were found dead at a home in Brisbane's south may have been there for “some time”, Queensland Police have said.

The man and the woman who were believed to be brother and sister were found by their 89-year-old mother just after 2.30pm on Tuesday.

In a statement issued in the early hours of Wednesday morning, police said the 54-year-old man and 58-year-old woman were found in separate rooms of the Macbeth Place home in Sunnybank Hills.

A crime scene has been established at the scene. Source: Nine News

“At this time the cause of death is unknown with police forensic and scientific examinations of the house continuing,” police said.

“Preliminary examinations indicate the 54-year-old man and 58-year-old woman may have been deceased for some time prior to police attending today (Tuesday).”

The brother and sister were found deceased by their “frail” 89-year-old mother, who lived with the pair at the address. After alerting neighbours to contact Triple Zero, the elderly woman was transported to hospital for assessment.

As a ‘sudden death’ investigation police declared a crime scene at the house on Tuesday afternoon, with post-mortem examinations expected to be conducted Wednesday.

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