Friday, March 17, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Police have initiated a homicide investigation subsequent to the discovery of a deceased man in Emerald last week.
The incident occurred on Loch Street, where emergency services were called to a residence at 11 pm on Friday 10 March in response to a disturbance call. Upon examination of the premises, the body of a 58-year-old man was found. Police are treating the death as suspicious.
An 18-year-old male, who was acquainted with the victim, was taken into police custody and cooperating with the investigation. He was later released.
Capricornia District Detective Inspector Luke Peachey addressed the media and stated that it is premature to draw any conclusions at this point in the investigation.
While no charges have been filed yet, Inspector Peachey urged anyone with dashcam footage or CCTV footage who was in the area between 11 pm and 12 am on the night of the occurrence to contact Crime Stoppers or Emerald detectives.
Inspector Peachey emphasised that the police would maintain an open mind throughout the investigation.