Gold Coast double murder: Boy told of blood everywhere

UPDATE: A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy left an orphan after an alleged double murder on the Gold Coast did not understand his parents were dead, neighbours reported.

Police believe the little boy spent up to a day alone with the bodies of his mum and dad but do not believe he witnessed the stabbing deaths.

The boy's parents, Renee Carter, 39, and Corey Croft, 43, were allegedly stabbed to death about 8pm on Tuesday night by Ms Carter's ex-husband, Christopher Robert Carter, 36.

The child was discovered unharmed but alone in the Upper Coomera home on Wednesday afternoon by an aunt.

Neighbours Nepia and Megan Kino recalled their conversation with the boy after he emerged from the house.

He told the pair: "Mummy and Daddy are dead and there's blood everywhere," News Corp reported.

"I'm going to take them to hospital to fix their cuts so they can get better."

Ex-husband charged over Gold Coast double murder

The man charged with the double murder of a Gold Coast couple, which orphaned their five-year-old son, is the woman's ex-husband.

Police have named Renee Carter and Corey Croft as the victims of the stabbing murder they believe took place about 8pm Tuesday in Upper Coomera, while appealing for more information about the incident.

The 39-year-old woman and her 43-year-old de facto partner's bodies weren't discovered for another 21 hours. The five-year-old boy was found physically unharmed in the house.

The boy's aunt travelled to their Skylark St address at about 5.15pm Wednesday to check on Ms Carter after failing to reach her by phone.

When she arrived she found the two victims dead from stab wounds and the boy alone but unharmed.

More on this at Brisbanetimes.com.au

Police call for info after Gold Coast double homicide

DETECTIVES investigating a double homicide on the Gold Coast have released an image of a car they are looking for in relation to the crime.   

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen a white 1991 Mitsubishi Pajero in Skylark Street in the past week to contact Crime Stoppers.   

Detectives are also asking residents of the Highland Reserve Estate at Upper Coomera to check their wheelie bins for clothing, shoes or boots which do not belong to them.   

If anyone in the area finds suspicious items, they are urged not to touch them but to contact police immediately.   

A 36-year-old Upper Coomera man was this morning charged with two counts of murder after the bodies of a 43-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman were discovered at the Skylark Street residence around 5.30 pm yesterday.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day    

 

Have you seen this car on Skylark Street? Call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.
Have you seen this car on Skylark Street? Call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

EARLIER: A YOUNG boy was found by police at the scene of a horrific double murder on the Gold Coast.

Police said the bodies of a 39-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man were found at an Upper Coomera house late Wednesday afternoon.

An Upper Coomera man was being held in custody and was due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on Thursday morning on two counts of murder.

News Corp reported that a five-year-old boy was found walking around the house, and he was believed to be the couple's son. Police were not confirming the relationship this morning.

Regional crime co-ordinator Superintendent David Hutchinson told the media the two victims had "some injuries" but would not elaborate.

"We haven't identified the deceased at this point but the child does live in the house," he said.

"You would understand that a five-year-old child being in the house under those circumstances would have to be very traumatic.

"Hopefully his age will be in his favour."

The ABC reported the house in Skylark Street has been sealed off.

The Gold Coast Bulletin reported that forensic police rushed to the scene about 5.20pm and dressed the boy in a blue forensic suit believed to be used when a person may have evidence on their body.

The boy has been taken into the care of relatives.

One neighbour told reporters they heard loud arguing coming from the house on Tuesday night, but it stopped when they went to investigate.


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