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Murdered Qld girl lay dead for three days

By AAP Newswire

A four-year-old girl allegedly murdered by her father lay dead in a Brisbane home for two days before paramedics were called.

The girl's body was found at the Cannon Hill house on Monday morning

Her father, Mark James Dunn, 43, was later charged with his daughter's murder, which police believe happened on Saturday.

Dunn did not appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court when his case was briefly mentioned on Tuesday and has been remanded in custody.

Court documents reveal the alleged murder occurred on or about May 23 at Dunn's home in Brent Street, which detectives cordoned off as they tried to determine the cause of death.

Police would not confirm the girl's cause of death or whether a post mortem examination has been completed.

Dunn will reappear in the same court on July 20.