Three found dead in Gold Coast suspected suicide pact

A woman in her late 70s and her two daughters in their 50s have been found dead inside a Gold Coast apartment in what may have been a suicide pact.

According to local media reports, the trio were a 78-year-old woman and her two daughters, aged 54 and 53.

They were found dead in an apartment in Paradise Point at around 3:30pm (local time).

Police said the husband of one of the daughters had found the bodies after coming home from the shops.

"He's in a distraught state but in that, he is fully assisting us," Inspector Jim Plowman said.

"He's providing us with a lot of information including some of the phone text messages backwards and forwards between relevant parties."

Local media reports the women died in a suicide pact, but police have been unable to confirm that.

If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs immediate help, call Lifeline on 0800 543 354 or the Suicide Prevention Helpline on 0508 828 865.