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Young woman dies after severe trauma to head

Melanie Floyd
Melanie Floyd

FRIENDS of a Brisbane woman who died after being found severely injured in her unit have launched  a fundraising campaign to pay for her funeral. 

Police say 28-year-old Melanie Floyd was found with severe head injuries in her unit in the northern suburb of Windsor last Wednesday.

Hendra Criminal Investigation Branch Officer in Charge Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Damon Mulcahy said police were treating her death as suspicious.

"Melanie had been in the intensive care unit of the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital for several days and unfortunately she passed away (on Saturday)," Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Mulcahy said.

"Detectives from the North Brisbane District and the Homicide Group are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding how Melanie came to be at the hospital.

"I would like to make a public plea to anyone out there who might have information in relation to Melanie to come forward and provide that information so you can assist us in our investigations."

Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Mulachy said a post mortem examination would be conducted on Monday.

"We are hoping to get more leads from the examination and we have also conducted extensive door knocks in the surrounding streets and area where Melanie resided. Some of this information has been helpful."

Anyone who may have seen Melanie over the past week - particularly on Tuesday 12 April - should contact police.

The ABC reported her 24-year-old partner had called paramedics at lunchtime, telling them he could not wake her.

Acting Senior Sergeant Damon Mulcahy said her partner had not been cooperating with police, the ABC reported.

"He has invoked his legal rights in relation to that and is still not currently assisting police," he said.

Friends of Ms Floyd launched a crowd funding campaign on Sunday to help pay for her funeral.

"Melanie left an imprint on so many of our lives. Her smile, her loyalty, her friendship and her ability to make everything hilarious will be greatly missed,'' the page said.

"Any donation will mean so much to her family, who are a living testament to the light she was to us all."

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