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Murder accused to remain in custody after fatal stabbing

UPDATE, 12PM: Two men and a woman have been remanded in custody over the alleged murder of Kieran Pye at an industrial estate in Carole Park early on Thursday.

Ipswich police said the 23-year-old victim had suffered a number of a stab wounds in a "brutal and callous" attack.

On Friday police arrested and charged a 41-year-old Goodna man, a 36-year-old Bellbird Park woman and a 24-year-old Gailes man with one count each of murder.

This morning, Tupu Sauaga, Cassandra Levelle and Paul Benecki faced the Ipswich Magistrates Court charged with his murder and were remanded in custody.

Their case was adjourned with the three to face court again next month.

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UPDATE, 9AM: IPSWICH and Homicide Squad detectives have charged three people following investigations into the suspicious death of 23-year-old Kieran Pye last Thursday in Cobalt Street at Carole Park.

On Friday police arrested and charged a 41-year-old Goodna man, a 36-year-old Bellbird Park woman and a 24-year-old Gailes man with one count each of murder.

All three are due to appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court today.

The scene of a fatal stabbing on Cobalt Street in Carole Park on Thursday. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times
The scene of a fatal stabbing on Cobalt Street in Carole Park on Thursday. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times Rob Williams

 

6AM: Police charged a 36-year-old woman from Bellbird Park with murder last night in relation to the death of Kieran Pye.

The 23-year-old man was found dead with stab wounds behind a vehicle in Carole Park at 3am on Thursday.

Officers administered CPR when they arrived but the Brisbane man died at the scene.

Detective Inspector Lew Strohfeldt said the man had suffered a number of stab wounds to his torso.

He described the crime as "brutal and callous".

Two other people were assisting police with their inquiries last night.

Cobalt St near Johnson Rd was cordoned off as police examined the crime scene on Thursday.

The SES was called in to search bushland for any weapons that may have been discarded or other evidence.

Insp Strohfeldt said initial search efforts had been hampered by bad weather.

An extensive doorknock was also carried out, involving at least 30 detectives.

Insp Strohfeldt said the crime was committed in an industrial area and police were checking to see if any businesses had CCTV footage that would assist their investigations.

Insp Strohfeldt said officers believed "at least three people" were in the vehicle during the alleged stabbing.

He said it was also believed another vehicle may have been parked at the site when the crime took place.

"As part of our investigations we aim to learn how many people were actually at the scene when this tragedy occurred," he said.

Insp Strohfeldt urged the public - especially those in the area between 10pm on Wednesday and 6am on Thursday - to come forward if they had information.

"We need to find the people responsible for this crime and bring them to justice," he said.

The woman is expected to face court on Saturday morning.

Forensic police officers at the scene of a fatal stabbing on Cobalt Street in Carole Park on Thursday. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times
Forensic police officers at the scene of a fatal stabbing on Cobalt Street in Carole Park on Thursday. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times Rob Williams

 

EARLIER: POLICE are investigating the possibility that more than one person was involved in the killing of a 23-year-old man who was found stabbed to death behind a vehicle in Carole Park.

Police found the victim next to a dark-coloured sedan that had been parked in a vacant lot in Colbalt St, at 3am on Thursday.

It is understood a woman, believed to be known to the man, tipped police off to the alleged murder. Officers administered CPR when they arrived but the Brisbane man died at the scene.

Detective Inspector Lew Strohfeldt said the man had suffered a number of stab wounds to his torso.

He described the crime as "brutal and callous" and added that it was one that police "needed to solve".

Colbalt St near Johnson Rd was cordoned off as police examined the crime scene throughout the day.

The SES was called in to search bushland for any weapons that may have been discarded or other evidence.

However Insp Strohfeldt added search efforts had been hampered by bad weather.

An extensive doorknock was also carried out that involved at least 30 detectives.

Insp Strohfeldt said the crime was committed in an industrial area and police were checking to see if any businesses had CCTV footage that could assist their investigations.

It was understood the woman who phoned was also assisting police with enquiries and was not considered a suspect.

Insp Strohfeldt said officers believed "at least three people" were in the vehicle during the stabbing.

He said it was also believed another vehicle may have been parked at the site when the crime took place.

"As part of our investigations we aim to learn how many people were actually at the scene when this tragedy occurred," he said.

Insp Strohfeldt urged the public - especially those in the area between 10pm Wednesday and 6am Thursday - to come forward if they had information.

"We need to find the people responsible for this crime and bring them to justice," he said.

Forensic police officers at the scene of a fatal stabbing on Cobalt Street in Carole Park on Thursday. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times
Forensic police officers at the scene of a fatal stabbing on Cobalt Street in Carole Park on Thursday. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times Rob Williams

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