Homicide investigation at Kowanyama

Detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a woman and unlawful wounding of a child in Kowanyama this morning.

Shortly after 1am police attended a residence after receiving reports of a disturbance.

Upon arrival, a 27-year-old woman was located with stab wounds to her neck and upper torso.

The woman was taken to the Kowanyama Health Clinic and pronounced deceased a short time later.

Officers were then called to nearby address where a seven-year-old boy was located with non-life-threatening injuries.

He has since been transferred to Cairns Hospital for further treatment.

A 29-year-old man has been arrested and is assisting detectives with their inquiries.

The man, woman and child were known to each other.

Two crime scenes have been established as investigations continue.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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