An affluent community is in shock after the horrific deaths of a mother and her son who were ‘sliced to death’ at their ‘President’s Estate’ home.
The police descended on the dead end crime scene in Coolidge Court in Stretton, Brisbane, around 9:30 am on Monday, where the streets are named after famous American presidents.
Responding officers were confronted with a “large amount of blood” coming down the stairs when they discovered the bodies of Jifeng Liu, known as Eileen, 47, and her son Sam, in his early 20s.
A 49-year-old man has been arrested for the ‘frenzied attack’ and two ‘knives’ have been seized.
Police described the blood-soaked scene as “confrontational and traumatic”.
Jifeng Liu (pictured), known as Eileen, 47, and her son Sam, in his 20s, were found dead inside their home in south Brisbane.
In the picture: the prosperous house ‘President’s Estate’ where Jifeng Liu and his son Sam supposedly resided
Police and coroners went to the Coolidge Court residence in Stretton on Monday morning and found the bodies of the mother and son upstairs.
Images of the property where the grisly scene took place reveal a well-to-do home with an interior hallway, an upstairs bedroom, and a backyard with a pool.
Photos obtained by Daily Mail Australia also show an open-plan living room with a spacious, modern kitchen, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a double garage for up to six vehicles.
An elegant brick archway sits between a large living room and the main hallway.
A 47-year-old man who allegedly called triple-0 and let officers into the home is currently in custody assisting detectives with their investigations.
Charges have not yet been filed.
Police said a Cantonese interpreter was needed for the man and he was taken to hospital for treatment for severe cuts to his arms and lower legs.
An elegant brick arch in the house is located between a large living room and the main hallway
Pictured: An upstairs room in the house where the man and woman were killed.
Property in affluent suburb boasts pristine backyard pool
Forensic officers spent much of Monday at the home looking for clues and photographing evidence outside the front of the double garage.
The victims have not yet been formally identified.
“The scene was confrontational and has been described as a (alleged) frenzied attack on the two deceased individuals,” Detective Superintendent Andrew Massingham told reporters.
A major crime scene was set up as officers cordoned off the quiet cul-de-sac and knocked on neighbors’ doors, and the street remained under a heavy police presence Monday afternoon.
‘So our forensic officers have been in a couple of times now. The scene is quite traumatic in terms of a large amount of blood present,” Superintendent Massingham said.
Police were confronted with traumatic scenes when they arrived at the Coolidge Court home.
The bodies of a woman and a man were found upstairs inside the two-story house.
Superintendent Massingham said the man in custody was believed to have had a “link to the address” but his relationship to the two dead had not yet been fully established.
“There were some language difficulties with the interpretation of what he was saying, the triple zero service used an interpreter,” he said.
He has exercised his right to silence and has requested the presence of a lawyer.
‘It is still very early in the investigation and it is important that we keep an open mind.
“There has been no information from neighbors indicating that anything has been heard at this stage.”
Superintendent Massingham said there were CCTV cameras on the front of the house, which have not yet been checked.
Coolidge Court remained cordoned off with a heavy police presence on Monday afternoon.
Police described the scene inside the house as confrontational and traumatic with “large amounts of blood present” (Pictured forensic officers at the house)
The bodies are expected to be removed from the scene on Monday night and the autopsy is expected to be completed on Tuesday.
Shocked neighbors told the Courier Mail that a man, woman and child lived in the house. They were described as “charming people who mainly kept to themselves”.
“I haven’t seen them too much lately, but they’re usually out in the yard,” one man said.
‘I think the boy just got his license not too long ago.
‘You don’t think this kind of thing will happen around you, but obviously it has.’
Another told ABC: “They kept to themselves, if they went up the street you just waved, waved and that was it.”
Police expect to remove the bodies of a man and a woman from the house on Monday night.
Surprised neighbors say that Coolidge Court is a quiet and peaceful street and that the occupants who lived in the house were staying away (in the photo, the police in the cordoned off street)
another local said He said he heard a dog barking constantly on Sunday night.
“In the morning it was very quiet until the police arrived, the only thing we remember was a dog that barked and went crazy last night before the other dogs on the street started barking too,” he said.
“I never heard any real noise or anything from that end of the street, it’s usually very quiet so it’s very scary and shocking.”
The property last sold for $760,000 four years ago, according to online data.
The median home price in Stretton is more than $900,000 and is home to a population of 4,334, according to the 2016 census.
The median weekly household income for the suburb is $1,843, well above the national median of $1,234.