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Man Questioned After Woman Dies And Child Injured In Far North

A woman is dead and a child has been found with injuries in Kowanyama on Thursday morning.  

Shortly after 1:00AM, police went to a home amid reports there was some sort of disturbance happening there.

They found a 27-year-old woman with stab wounds to her neck and upper torso.

She was taken to the Kowanyama Health Clinic but died a short time later.

Officers were then called to a nearby address where a seven-year-old boy was located with non-life-threatening injuries.

He has since been transferred to Cairns Hospital for further treatment.

A 29-year-old man has been arrested and is assisting detectives with their inquiries.

The man, woman and child were known to each other.

Two crime scenes have been established as investigations continue.