Victims of Browns Plains house fire identified amid domestic violence probe

Victims of Browns Plains house fire identified amid domestic violence probe
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A woman found dead in her burnt-out home south of Brisbane is believed to be 49-year-old grandmother Doreen Langham, as police investigate a possible domestic violence link to her death.

A 49-year-old man found dead in the Browns Plains home is believed to be Gary Hely, who is Langham’s ex-partner.

Their bodies were found overnight on Tuesday after the fire about 4am on Monday.

Police have deemed the deaths as suspicious and believe the fatal fire was deliberately lit.

Langham was recently granted a domestic violence order.

Acting Detective Inspector Daniel Cunningham said it could take fire investigators up to a week to prepare a report about the cause of the blaze.

Browns Plains woman Doreen Langham has been identified as the victim of a fatal fire. Credit: Facebook

He wouldn’t confirm where the man lived or reports neighbours heard the couple arguing in the days before the fire.

“I can’t comment specifically on this particular history but in any situation involving domestic and family violence, it’s always concerning to us always, always,” Cunningham said on Monday.

Doreen Langham (right) and Gary Hely.
Doreen Langham (right) and Gary Hely. Credit: Facebook
The house went up in flames on Monday morning.
The house went up in flames on Monday morning. Credit: 7NEWS

He confirmed a temporary protection order was issued by Beenleigh Magistrates Court on February 9.

Police are calling for anyone with any information about the couple or the blaze to come forward.

– With AAP



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