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Police launch homicide investigation after stabbed man dies

UPDATE: POLICE investigations into the death of a 32-year-old Toowoomba man who died yesterday as a result of a stab wound are continuing.

A number of people are being questioned in regards to the matter. Police are treating the death as a murder investigation.

At a media conference in Toowoomba this morning, regional crime coordinator for southern region Detective Inspector Darrin Shadlow said no-one had yet been charged over the stabbing incident, but police investigations were continuing.

"We have interviewed and spoken to a number of persons of interest in relation to the matter," he said.

"The investigations are ongoing and we do seek information from members of the public."

Det. Insp. Shadlow said police were unable to speak with the deceased before he died yesterday.

"Unfortunately, the victim had lost a lot of blood prior to arriving at the hospital and was subsequently in an induced coma up until he passed away," he said.

Police have been in contact with the deceased's family while carrying out the investigation.

Police hope to release the name of the victim this afternoon with consent of the family.

Regional crime coordinator detective inspector Darrin Shadlow addresses the media in relation to the homicide investigation after a 32-year-old Toowoomba man died from a stab wound.
Regional crime coordinator detective inspector Darrin Shadlow addresses the media in relation to the homicide investigation after a 32-year-old Toowoomba man died from a stab wound. Kevin Farmer

EARLIER: POLICE have launched a homicide investigation after a 32-year-old Toowoomba man died from a knife wound.

The man was a passenger in a Mitsubishi Magna when he was stabbed in the lower left leg on Sunday night.

He suffered major blood loss and died from medical complications in the Toowoomba Hospital yesterday afternoon.

The man was driven to hospital on Sunday about 9pm.

Police have seized the car.

Toowoomba District Police spokesman Dave Isherwood said police were awaiting the results of a post-mortem examination.

He said witnesses had not fully cooperated with police.

"We are still trying to determine the cause and where it happened," Detective Inspector Isherwood said.

"It has been upgraded to a homicide investigation."

Police have notified the victim's next-of-kin after the man was pronounced dead at 12.40pm. No charges have been laid.

Anyone with information which could assist police with the investigation is urged to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Topics:  homicide, investigation, police, toowoomba




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