Police update 1: Man charged, Arundel homicide

Gold Coast detectives this evening charged a 34-year-old New Beith man with murder and breaching a domestic violence order.

The man, who remains under police guard in hospital, will have the charges presented to the Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow in his absence.

Formal identification continues after the body of a woman was located at a Spikes Court address this morning, with police believing the deceased to be 27-year-old Kelly Wilkinson, a resident of the address.

Issued earlier today:

Homicide investigation, Arundel

Police are investigating following a suspicious death in Arundel this morning.

Around 6.40am police were called to a Spikes Court address to conduct a welfare check.

A body, believed to be that of a woman, was located in the backyard of the residence.

A man was located at a nearby address and is assisting police with enquiries.

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