Police update 2: Sudden death, Surfers Paradise

Police today charged two 16-year-old girls with murder relating to the ongoing investigation into the death of a 19-year-old man in Surfers Paradise in May this year.

The two girls were both charged with one count of murder, one count of stealing, two counts of robbery, two counts of torture and two counts of deprivation of liberty.

The charges follow the discovery of the teenager’s body at the base of an apartment complex at View Avenue, Surfers Paradise, in the early hours of May 23.

Detectives will allege a group of people from one unit armed with a knife attended another unit where a robbery occurred prior to the man’s death.

Three men, aged 18, 20 and 22, were previously charged with one count of murder and two counts of armed robbery. On June 2 the three men were also charged with two counts of torture and one count of stealing.

The two girls appeared in Southport Children’s Court today.

Investigations into the incident are continuing.

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