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Man, woman charged with murder and torture of 8yo girl in Toowoomba

A man and woman have been charged with murder and torture over the sudden death of an eight-year-old girl in a Toowoomba home.

Police were called to the Rangeville residence about 5.30pm on Saturday, January 8, where the child was found dead.

A 50-year-old Rangeville man and a 46-year-old Rangeville woman were taken into custody on Tuesday.

They have both been charged with one count each of murder, torture and failure to provide necessities of life.

Both were known to the child.

The investigations are led by detectives from the Toowoomba Child Protection and Investigation Unit, with support of the Child Trauma Unit and the Homicide Investigation Unit,

The man and woman were denied police bail and will appear in Toowoomba Magistrates Court today.