Life cut short: Police sealed off a Lawrence Street house and declared it a crime scene after the body of a 29-year-old man was found Sunday morning.
Life cut short: Police sealed off a Lawrence Street house and declared it a crime scene after the body of a 29-year-old man was found Sunday morning. David Crossley

Sudden death treated as suspicious

POLICE are treating the sudden death of a 29-year-old Gympie man as suspicious until they can determine the cause.

It was believed the man’s partner woke to find him deceased at their Lawrence Street home just after 4am on Sunday.

When police arrived they sealed the house off as a crime scene and forensically examined the residence before officers started doorknocking the area. Detectives spent Sunday morning at the building conducting an investigation and remained there until after the body was removed around midday.

Investigating Officer Detective Senior Constable Chris Duhig would not say whether there were signs of violence or trauma on the body and told The Gympie Times he was waiting for the outcome of an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

In the meantime, the case had been listed as suspicious, he said.

Det Snr Const Duhig confirmed that the man was a father of two young children but would not release his name until all family members had been informed of his death.

Gympie Times


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