A woman who was found in a car with a “Jacquems bag under her eyes” has been taken to hospital after being rushed to hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening, according to Queensland Police.
The woman was in a vehicle with the driver, who was not known, in Gatton on Saturday night, when the man allegedly drove off, according the Queensland Coroner’s Office.
An officer was called to the scene shortly before 9:30pm (AEDT) and a vehicle was found abandoned in the road with the front passenger door open, the Queensland Police statement said.
Officers arrested the driver of the vehicle and found a “large number of jewelled items” in the vehicle, including a large number of jacquems bags, which were under the woman’s eyes.
“The driver was taken to Gatton Royal Hospital where she remains in a critical condition,” the statement said, without specifying a reason for her death.
It is understood the driver was arrested after a search warrant was executed at his home in the nearby town of Lismore.
Police are continuing to investigate the case and are seeking witnesses.
A statement from the Queensland Government’s Crime and Corruption Commission said a number of Queenslanders have died from unexplained injuries in the past, including one woman who died from a cardiac arrest.
Last year, two Queensland women were found dead in the car of a man who had left them with a note saying: “I’m sorry, but I’m going to get rid of you”.
The men, who have not been identified, were found at about 8:00pm (AU time) in the front seat of the car and one died at the scene.
Queensland Police said in the statement that it is yet to be established how the car ended up in the driveway of the woman and whether the driver knew she was carrying a bag.
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