Two autistic teenagers are in hospital after being found naked and malnourished in a locked room in a house in Brisbane where a dead body was also discovered.
Police officers arrived at the property on Midson Street in Stafford in the city’s north on Wednesday morning.
They were responding to reports of the sudden death of a man and found the 49-year-old’s body inside.
But while in the home, it’s understood officers heard noises coming from a locked bedroom and found two men aged 17 and 19 inside.
They were living in squalid conditions, naked and underweight. According to Nine News, the pair suffer from intellectual disabilities.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson told news.com.au they attended the address after a call at 7.19am yesterday for a “medical incident”.
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Police were seen removing items from inside the home. Source: Channel 9
“My thoughts are with these two young men”
Paramedics assessed the pair at the scene and they were transported to Prince Charles Hospital.
Their current conditions cannot be confirmed.
Queensland’s Minister for Child Safety Di Farmer described the incident as “horrific”.
“Hearing about events like this in our community is never easy,” Ms Farmer said.
“My thoughts are with these two young men who are getting the support and care they need.”
Two teenage boys were found naked in squalid conditions at this Brisbane home. Source: Channel 9
“We will miss you Pauly”
Queensland Police declined to comment on the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the young men.
It would only say that the older man’s death is not believed to be suspicious, but they will wait on the results of a post-mortem examination.
Daily Mail Australia reports a note left at the scene reads “We will miss you Pauly” and that there are items including children’s toys, an old microwave and paint buckets strewn across the front yard.