Police Reportedly Talking To Father Of Deceased Six-Year-Old
Police are searching for the father of a six-year-old girl whose body was discovered at a home in Brisbane's north.
The girl was found dead in the bedroom she shared with her eight-year-old sister by her mother, who called paramedics at 8am on Monday.
Acting Detective Superintendent Geoff Sheldon said the father had left the family's Kedron home in his car about three hours earlier.
"We are very keen to talk to him but we believe we will be able to do that in the near future," he said outside the house.
Acting Det Supt Sheldon said police wanted to speak to the 56-year-old as they tried to piece together how the tragedy occurred.
He said the girl had no obvious injuries.
"This could be a horrible medical condition or it could be something worse or anything in between," he said.
The girl's 36-year-old mother and sister are with police.
"As you could imagine they are just beside themselves with grief," Acting Det Supt Sheldon said.
There was no history of domestic violence, he said.
A crime scene has been declared at the Sturt Street home and pathologists are helping the investigation.
Neighbours are shocked that the tragic death has happened in their quiet, suburban street.
A woman, who has lived in the street for 26 years, said she first knew something was amiss when she heard sirens and police helicopters at 8.30am.
"This is (usually) a very quiet street," she told reporters.
"It's very sad. I hope they get to the bottom of it."
She said she didn't know much about the family.
"They were very quiet so I didn't know much about them," she said.
Another neighbour said he was shocked to have police knock on his door.
"It just doesn't happen in Kedron," he told AAP.
"I didn't hear anything."
Police have urged anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers.