Man charged with murder of wife at rural property

A 41 year old woman was allegedly killed by her husband at a farm south of Brisbane.

A 41 year old woman was allegedly killed by her husband at a farm south of Brisbane. Photo: AAP

A man has been charged with murder after his wife was found dead on a property south of Brisbane with reports she had been run over by a tractor.

The 44 year old man had called triple zero and reported his wife was dead after an accident, Detective Inspector Chris Knight said.

Queensland Ambulance Service said on Thursday the 41 year old woman had been found dead on the property at Woodhill, after an incident involving farm machinery.

Det Insp Knight said it was a confronting scene for first responders.

A sedan and a tractor-slasher have been seized for forensic examination.

Police allege there are some indications the crime scene may have been manipulated.

“There were some observations that our investigators made on our initial triage of the scene that gave us concerns,” Det Insp Knight said.

The man has been charged with one count each of murder (domestic violence) and interfering with a corpse.

Det Insp Knight said if there is any history of domestic violence between the pair it will be part of the investigation.

The couple has two teenage-aged children who are being cared for by family from interstate.

“Our thoughts go out to them at the moment,” Det Insp Knight said.

The man was refused police bail and is set to appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Friday.

Emergency responders at the farm, where the woman was found.
First responders faced ‘a confronting scene’ at the farm where the woman’s body was found. (Darren England/AAP PHOTOS)
Police are continuing to scour the property for evidence however the heavy rain that hit southeast Queensland on Friday is hampering efforts.

Their search will also extend to several dams on the property with police divers brought in to bolster the investigation.

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