Heartfelt tributes have poured in for a young woman who tragically had her life cut short after being attacked and stabbed with a hunting knife.
Kayla Golding, 29, was found in a pool of blood on the footpath outside her Townsville home in Far North Queensland around 7.20pm on Friday night.
Heartbroken friends and family continue to post tributes to Ms Golding after she was identified as the victim of the fatal stabbing attack.
Kayla Golding, 29, (pictured) was found in a pool of blood on the footpath outside her Townsville home in Far North Queensland around 7.20pm on Friday night
‘It hurts so much knowing you’re gone, I remember all the times we spent time together like it was yesterday,’ one of her friends wrote.
‘I am so devastated to find out such an amazing person has been taken so soon.
‘You always brought out the crazy in me, fly high you beautiful angel, you will be forever missed.’
Another devastated friend said they couldn’t believe Ms Golding was gone.
‘You were always so beautiful, your cheeky mouth and smile will be something I never forget,’ they wrote.
Heartbroken friends and family continue to flood social media with tributes to Ms Golding (left)
‘Our random pub crawls late at night will be something I always cherish. Thank you for being a beautiful friend, you will always be loved and missed.’
Another woman who said she had known Ms Golding for over a decade described their friendship as ‘one of a kind’.
‘It was a pleasure knowing you all these years, from turning 18 and running amuck in town to late night drives blasting the music, drawing and colouring in all night, to finding little letters from you in my books.
‘When I needed someone you were there, thank you for looking after my dog Storm when I had nowhere for her.’
‘You always brought out the crazy in me, fly high you beautiful angel, you will be forever missed’, one friend wrote of Ms Golding (left)
Officers attended a unit block on Riverway Drive at Condon where they found Ms Golding suffering from a serious neck wound.
According to Detective Acting Inspector Jason Shepherd the 29-year-old had lost ‘a lot of blood on the floor’.
Ms Golding was rushed to Townsville University Hospital in a critical condition and later died just before 9pm.
At least four people of interest are being sought by police, with signs of blood inside the unit that led to the footpath a vital clue.
Police launched a murder investigation after Kayla Golding, 29, was found on the footpath outside her Townsville home (pictured) in Far North Queensland around 7.20pm on Friday
Ms Golding (pictured) was rushed to Townsville University Hospital in a critical condition and later died just before 9pm
‘It would appear that the initial injury has occurred (inside) and that the lady has walked outside onto the footpath where she collapsed,’ Inspector Shepherd said.
Inspector Shepherd has ruled out the possibility of domestic or family violence given the woman wasn’t in a relationship.
He believes the vicious attack came from a person known to the victim.
‘There is still a large number of possibilities that could have occurred, but it’s not an incident where we think other members of the community should be concerned for their safety,’ Inspector Shepherd said.
Police revealed the offender was a person known to Ms Golding, and confirmed they had recovered a large hunting knife they believe was used in the attack
Police also confirmed they had recovered a large hunting knife they believe was used in the attack.
Police minister Mark Ryan labelled the incident a tragedy.
‘Our condolences are with the woman’s family and friends,’ he said.
‘The police will do their job, they will catch the offenders and obviously bring them before the court.’
Anyone with information or who has CCTV or dashcam footage from in or around the area is urged to contact police.