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Gold Coast man charged with wife’s murder undergoing drug testing

An 82-year-old man charged with murdering his wife inside their Gold Coast home is undergoing toxicology testing as authorities investigate whether drug use may have played a role in the alleged attack.

Robyn Beever’s daughter discovered her mother’s bloodied body inside the garage of the Varsity Lakes home at 1.30pm yesterday during a visit to check on the elderly couple.

Max Beever, 82, has been charged with the murder of his 82-year-old wife Robyn inside their Gold Coast home. (Supplied)

The victim’s husband Max Beever was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital where he remains in a stable condition and under police guard.

Overnight, he was charged with murdering his wife.

Speaking at a press conference this morning, Queensland Police’s Detective Inspector Chris Ahearn said Mr Beever “doesn’t have any significant physical injuries” but has undergone toxicology testing.

Detective Inspector Ahearn said the elderly man is “in a distressed state” and has refused to be interviewed by police.

He declined to detail any medical conditions the 82-year-old may have, but said “the physicality of that gentleman is something that continues to be under investigation”.

Police are investigating the suspicious death of an elderly woman on the Gold Coast. (Nine)

He noted that the toxicology results would likely “give us a clearer picture on what might have gone on”.

Neither Mr Beever nor his wife have any criminal history and this is the first time they have had formal contact with police.

The crime scene at Gerona Circuit home will likely remain in place into tomorrow, as investigators comb the home for objects that may have been used during the alleged attack.

An axe and a belt are among the items found at the property currently undergoing forensic examination.

Police were called to the Varsity Lakes scene at about 1.30pm yesterday. (Nine)

The post mortem of Ms Beever’s body, expected to be conducted today, will provide a more exact time of death but Detective Inspector Ahearn said it is believed Ms Beever likely died yesterday, or possibly as far back as 6pm the night before.

Detective Inspector Ahearn has called for anyone who was in the area during that time to come forward, especially anyone who may have heard anything that may assist investigators.

He described Ms Beever’s death as “a tragic incident with a tragic outcome”.

“Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of this woman,” he said.

The couple’s daughter who discovered the body is “extremely upset” and is being provided with support.

(Nine)

Mr Beever’s murder charge was heard in Southport Magistrates Court today, with the court hearing he remained in hospital and was unable to appear.

No application for bail was made and the matter was adjourned until next March 5.

Anybody with information is urged to contact police at Policelink, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Readers seeking support can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or beyond blue on 1300 22 4636.

Source: 9News | World News

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