Possible death link investigated
THE discovery of a man's body at a home near Esk has sparked a second murder investigation in as many weeks.
Police said information from members of the public led them to the body of a 35-year-old man at a property on Mt Mulgowie Road, Buaraba – south-west of Esk – on Thursday.
The man was found on his own in an old train carriage that had been converted into a dwelling on the rural property.
The location is within 30km of the rural road where a 48-year-old man was found dead in the back of a ute a week ago.
It is not known if the deaths are linked, however Ipswich Acting Detective Inspector Mick Trezise said police were putting significant resources into finding out.
“Police are treating both of these deaths as suspicious,” Act Insp Trezise said.
“No persons have been arrested at this point.”
The cause of death in both cases remains a mystery, with police remaining tight-lipped over the reason they went to the Buaraba residence in the first place.
Other residents on Mt Mulgowie Road reported hearing gun shots earlier that week, and said that they saw police patrolling the road Wednesday night.
However it was not confirmed if the reported gun shots had any connection to the man's death.
Nearby residents said it wasn't uncommon to hear gun shots as it was a rural neighbourhood.
Police conducted door-knocking of residences on Mt Mulgowie Road on Thursday.
They continued to guard the front gate of the property yesterday as their investigations continued.
Anyone with information that could assist police should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.