An international mining entrepreneur and budding property developer was last night charged with murdering his six-year-old daughter Sydney after she was found dead in her bed in the family’s Kedron home.
Stephen Philip Playford did not appear in the dock for his hearing at Southport Magistrates Court this morning and the matter was adjourned until September 28.
His wife discovered their daughter’s body in the room the girl shared with her eight-year-old sister at 8am yesterday.
She called an ambulance but paramedics arrived to discover Sydney had likely been dead for several hours.
Police said Playford, 52, was seen leaving the house in the family’s Mercedes Benz 4WD at 5am.