Two bodies were found in the ruins of a woman’s house which had been burned down under suspicious circumstances south of Brisbane.
The 49-year-old woman, who recently received a domestic violence order, and a 49-year-old man she knows are missing after the Browns Plains fire.
The man’s silver ute was found in a nearby parking lot after Monday morning’s fire, which police said was deliberately ignited.
Autopsies will determine if the bodies found late Monday night are those of the missing pair.
Acting Detective Inspector Daniel Cunningham said fire investigators could take up to a week to prepare a report into the cause of the blaze.
He did not confirm where the man lived or report that neighbors overheard the couple arguing in the days before the blaze.
“I can’t comment specifically on this particular story, but in any situation involving domestic and family violence, we are always, always, always concerned,” Detective Inspector Cunningham said.
He confirmed that a temporary protection order was issued by Beenleigh Magistrates’ Court on February 9.
Police are calling on anyone with information about the couple or the fire to come forward.