A woman who was killed by her partner in Queensland had asked his family for help dealing with his declining mental health in the days before her death.
Siva Auvae, 31, was fatally stabbed by her partner Anaru Ormond, 32, on December 9 after he set fire to their Kallangur home.
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Ormond led police on a manhunt through the suburb after setting the fire, and was arrested in a stranger’s front yard.
He died in hospital the next morning after sustaining serious burns in the fire.
Ormond’s family has revealed he was taken to Petrie Police Station on December 3 by his brother, where he was referred to the Prince Charles Hospital for mental health treatment.
He was released just two days later.
Anaru Ormond (left) killed his partner Siva Auvae (right) days after she asked family for help with his declining mental health. Credit: Facebook
Auvae and Ormond had been together for 15 years, Ormond’s sister wrote on social media, and had four children together.
They had lived in Australia since 2016, and had recently moved from NSW to Queensland.
“Our sister was stolen from us in a traumatising event by the hands of my little brother,” Ormond’s sister said.
Ormond’s mental health had declined in the two weeks before the incident, she said.
“He was showing signs that were causing serious concerns.”
Auvae had contacted her partner’s family to raise her concerns, telling them he wasn’t sleeping and was depressed, anxious and agitated.
“It got to a point where he needed more help,” Ormond’s sister said. “He needed professional help.”
Anaru Ormond stabbed his partner on December 9 after he set fire to their Kallangur home. Credit: 7NEWS
Ormond’s sister revealed he had a serious episode on December 2, and had gone missing while on a road trip.
“He was driving carelessly, very agitated and he was not 100 per cent present,” she said.
“He went missing for 16 hours and was reported to all relevant agents (sic).
“After much driving around he was found by his brother in bad shape and brought back to Brisbane.”
That same brother then went with Ormond to Petrie Police Station on December 3, where Ormond was transferred to a mental health facility.
Ormond’s family was told he’d need to stay at least two weeks as his was “an extreme case”, Ormond’s sister said.
Just two days later, he was released after showing signs of improvement.
Anaru Ormond’s family say he was failed by a system that should have protected him and his family. Credit: 7NEWS
Ormond was told to keep taking his medication and return to the facility the following Monday.
His brother was listed as his guardian and not informed of the release, Ormond’s sister said.
“Our big brother phoned the clinic to confirm this was true,” she said.
“They reassured him, based on their professional opinion, (that) Anaru will be OK.
“There is an active investigation pending around Anaru’s early release.”
Ormond and Auvae were failed by those who should have looked after them, his sister said.
“No drugs or alcohol were involved,” she said. “Just the health professionals we are told to trust.
“Sorry our brother and sister, you guys pleaded for help so many times but we failed.”
Metro North Health told 7NEWS the treatment was in accordance with clinical guidelines, and it is legally unable to hold voluntary patients in its care.
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