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‘Healthy’ Brisbane teen’s 2019 death being investigated as suspicious

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Queensland Police have this morning confirmed they are treating the death of a Brisbane girl as suspicious, almost two years after her body was discovered at an Mt Cotton home.

The death of a "healthy" 11-year-old Brisbane girl is being investigated as a murder almost two years after her body was found in her Mount Cotton home.

Detective Inspector Stephen Hollands appealed to the public for information on Sophie Smith's death as he confirmed it was now being investigated as suspicious.

Sophie's body was found in the house's master bedroom on August 1, 2019, after her father, who was out of town, alerted a neighbour he was unable to reach his family.

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Detective Inspector Steve Hollands asked for any witnesses who may be able to shed some light into 11-year-old Sophie Smith's death to come forward.

"Police believe that Sophie died between Saturday 27th July and 1st August," Detective Inspector Hollands said.

"She did not appear to suffer any injury or medical condition that would explain her death.

"As a result of certain inconsistencies in witness versions and in the autopsy results, we now believe that Sophie's death was suspicious."

Detective Hollands said that Sophie did not appear to suffer any injury or medical condition that would explain her death.

Police said at the time there was no evidence of a break-in, or any other signs that would suggest the death was suspicious.

"Sophie was a normal, healthy 11-year-old girl shortly before her death. The information is that she might have had some sort of a cold, but nothing outside of that - that's the information that we're appealing for from the public," Detective Inspector Hollands said

No charges have been laid.

Source: 9News

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