UPDATE: Police describe 'gruesome' scene in Yeppoon murder
UPDATE 12.40pm: Following a media conference at the Yeppoon Police Station this morning, Detective Inspector Darrin Shadlow has provided an update on the Yeppoon murder investigation.
He confirmed that a 49-year-old Yeppoon man would appear in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court, charged with murder, on Monday morning.
Det Insp Shadlow revealed that police had located a weapon within the Todd Avenue residence which they suspected had been used in the crime.
He was unwilling to specifically describe the household item (beyond it not being a firearm), but said further testing would be conducted to confirm if it had a role in the death.
Det Insp Shadlow told the media that blood was found at the scene and while cause of death was still to be determined, the deceased person had severe and gruesome head injuries.
The photographic and scientific sections of the Queensland Police Service were currently continuing to examine the crime scene.
EARLIER: POLICE have charged a 49-year-old man following the suspicious death of a man in north Yeppoon on Friday afternoon.
Investigations began when police were called to Todd Avenue at 2.10pm where a 57-year-old man was located deceased.
The 49-year-old Yeppoon man, who was known to the 57-year-old, has been charged with murder and is expected to appear in the Yeppoon Magistrates Court on Monday, February 25.
A crime scene was established at the Todd Avenue property, with investigations currently ongoing to establish the circumstances of the death.
Detective Inspector Darrin Shadlow planned to update the media on the progress of the investigation at the Yeppoon Police Station at 10am.
Further details will be added to the story as they come to hand.
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