SES searches for death clues

THE Gin Gin property where a man was found dead in suspicious circumstances was thoroughly searched by State Emergency Service crews.

About 50 SES volunteers spent the morning conducting a "general search" of the area.

The body of a 62-year-old man was found at the Mt Perry-Gin Gin Rd property about 3am on New Year's Day.

Police have labelled the death as suspicious and have been investigating the scene since then.

The NewsMail understands the man was staying at the property, but did not live at the address.

An autopsy on the body was completed on Tuesday in Rockhampton, but results have yet to be released by police.

Bundaberg Police Superintendent Rowan Bond said the property had been officially handed back to the owner yesterday afternoon after the SES had completed their search.

"We have a lot of inquiries to conduct," Superintendent Bond said.

"It could be ages before we have a clear vision of what happened there."

Supt Bond said it may take a coronial enquiry to determine what had happened.

He said the search was to determine that all pieces of evidence had been collected.

"We just basically had an emu bob to make sure we had covered all bases," he said.

Supt Bond said the police called in the SES because they had the appropriate training and manpower for the search.

Police had been heavily present at the Gin Gin property since the body was found.

But investigators have been keeping quiet about how they believe the man died.

Anyone with any information should contact Bundaberg Police on 4153 9111.
 



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