A woman sustains life-threatening injuries in serious assault.
A woman sustains life-threatening injuries in serious assault. Lachlan Mcivor

Police launch probe after woman attacked, man found dead

POLICE say it is too early to tell whether the brutal assault of a woman on the Southern Downs was an attempted murder.

They have also refused to confirm reports the woman was attacked with a baseball bat.

In the early hours of this morning the 47-year-old woman was found with a serious head injury inside a home at Goomburra, north of Warwick. 

Police attended the scene about 1am where her partner had discovered her after the horrific assault. 

She was initially taken to Warwick Hospital but was then transferred to Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital, where she remains in a critical condition.

Less than two hours later, the man who attacked the woman was found dead in non-suspicious circumstances at a residence 100km away at Glenore Grove. 

Officers were called to the home just after 2.30am, where they found the 57-year-old man's body.

It is believed the man and woman were known to each other. 

Investigations are continuing.

Police have appealed  to anyone who may have seen a vehicle or seen anyone who left the address at Goomburra to come forward.

UPDATE 10.40am: A 47-year-old woman remains in a critical condition after a sustaining life-threatening injuries in a serious assault at Goomburra. 

A spokeswoman from Princess Alexandra Hospital said the woman was in the emergency department at the Brisbane hospital.

Police are investigating a home in Glenore Grove where a man was found deceased.
Police are investigating a home in Glenore Grove where a man was found deceased. Lachlan Mcivor

Police were called to a home in the Southern Downs town at 12.50am where the woman had reportedly sustained a serious head injury.

The woman was taken to Warwick Hospital before being airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

UPDATE 8.40am: A 47-year-old woman is fighting for her life after a serious assault at Goomburra.

Police were called to the scene about 12.50am where the woman had reportedly sustained a serious head injury.

The woman was taken to Warwick Hospital before being airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

Sergeant Ryan Harmer of Warwick Police this morning said the injured woman was found by her partner inside the home.

Sgt Harmer said her partner was not a suspect.

A crime scene has been established at the address as forensic officers and detectives investigate the incident.

UPDATE 7.40am: A woman was flown to Princess Alexandra Hospital in critical condition this morning after an alleged assault at Goomburra.

Sergeant Ryan Harmer of Warwick Police said officers were called to a home in the Southern Downs town just after 1am this morning.

Sgt Harmer said the injured woman was found by her partner inside the home.

Initial reports suggest the woman was rendered unconscious by the alleged assault.

She was transported to Princess Alexandra Hospital about 3am this morning.

Witnesses are helping police with the investigation.

INITIAL 6.30am: A woman has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after an alleged assault at Goomburra overnight.

Initial reports suggest the woman was rendered unconscious by the alleged assault.

A spokeswoman from Queensland Ambulance Services said paramedics were called to the scene about 12.48am.

A spokesman from Queensland Police Services said officers were attending the hospital this morning to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.


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