Inspector Jon Wacker (left) and a colleague inspect a shed during their investigations.
Inspector Jon Wacker (left) and a colleague inspect a shed during their investigations. Nikita Watts

Murder suspect in coma

A MURDER suspect remained in an induced coma at Rockhampton Hospital yesterday under police guard.

The 41-year-old Yeppoon man was in a serious condition from self-inflicted injuries, preventing police from interviewing him about the incident.

The murder investigation follows the death of a 45-year-old Gladstone man, who was found in the bedroom of his Ferguson Crescent home on Saturday.

The man’s death was only considered suspicious on Tuesday morning after police received results from a post-mortem examination.

There were originally no visible signs of trauma when police found him at 10.30am on Saturday, but the post mortem showed he died from injuries inflicted to his body. The time of death was inconclusive.

A neighbour yesterday said they believe the man could have been dead inside the home for a few days before he was found.

The neighbour said the man kept to himself and no one really knew much about him.

About midday on Tuesday eight police detectives from Rockhampton and Gladstone converged on a fishing hut at Ross Creek, near Yeppoon.

Inside they found the murder suspect in an unconscious state.

The victim’s name has not yet been released by family or police and investigations continue.



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