This article contains references to domestic violence.
A Queensland grandmother, who died in a suspicious house fire, recently issued a protection order.
A tribute to 49-year-old Doreen Langham is on a social media page campaigning against domestic violence.
According to media reports, Ms. Langham has been nominated as a victim of the fire on Monday south of Brisbane, along with a 49-year-old man identified as former partner Gary Helly.
Police have not yet officially identified the body found in the dark shell of the Browns Planes house and are awaiting autopsy results.
Investigators believe the fire was deliberately ignited.
“I can’t believe this is happening in this era,” Prime Minister Anastasia Parasek said of Tuesday’s tragedy.
On Monday, Deputy Investigator Daniel Cunningham said it could take up to a week for investigators to prepare a report on the cause of the flame.
Without confirming his identity, he confirmed that a temporary protection order had been issued by the Magistrates’ Court of Beenleigh on February 9.
In a speech on Tuesday, police officer Brian Swan said the investigation would be outlined by state coroners as deaths related to police investigations.
Swan explained why. That’s because the police were called the night before the fire and inquiries indicated that the police had attended the unit.
“The call was made on Sunday evening … it looks like it’s past midnight as the police attended after 9pm.”
Police do not know the full story of the pre-fire on-site investigation, Swan said, but said it would be investigated in detail in a coronary investigation.
Police are asking anyone who has information about the couple or the flames to come forward.
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