Police are investigating the suspicious death of a woman on the Sunshine Coast after her body was found with “horrific” injuries on a road in Nambour.
Police said a 34-year-old man had been taken into custody.
Detective Inspector Dave Drinnen said officers were called to Matthew Street in Nambour around 1:30am on Saturday after they received tip-offs from the public.
“We got some triple-0 calls from members of the public who advised that there was an altercation occurring between a male and a female on the top of the bridge at Nambour,” he said.
He said they found a 31-year-old woman suffering “horrific” head and chest injuries lying on the road.
Police began CPR until paramedics arrived on the scene.
The woman from Buddina died at the scene.
“It was horrific injuries on this female victim,” Detective Inspector Drinnen said.
Police officers, along with the Sunshine Coast dog squad, searched the area and tracked a Burnside man who was found at the Nambour Hospital.
The man was taken into custody at the Maroochydore police station, but no charges have been laid.
Police revealed “a number of weapons” were located, but would not go into detail for “operational reasons”.
Detective Inspector Drinnen said police believe the man and woman were known to each other.
“As to how that relationship, or how that acquaintance goes, it’s too early to know,” he said.
An autopsy will be conducted to establish the cause of the woman’s death.
Officers have been doorknocking the Nambour area in search of witnesses or CCTV vision of the incident.
Anyone with information has been asked to contact CrimeStoppers.