Officers made the chilling discovery after responding to an emergency call from a home at Markwell Avenue in Surfers Paradise at about 5.15pm yesterday.
First on the scene was Queensland Police Senior Sergeant Brett Macgibbon, who said he peered through a window of the home and saw a man sitting motionless on a recliner.
“We’ve been able to see through a window and there appeared to be a person unresponsive and seated on a lazyboy-type chair inside the lounge,” he told Today.
“I’ve entered the address and found the male unfortunately deceased.”
Police said the man, who has yet to be identified, appeared to have sustained serious head injuries.
Investigators have not revealed if they know who made the Triple “0” call to authorities.
Neighbours told Nine News they had been aware of domestic violence-related incidents at the property in the past.
Detectives have returned to the scene with a forensic team today as they investigate who the man was and how and why he died.
Anyone with information is urged to contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.