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Death in Dunlop

By johnboy - 11 July 2010 44

[First filed: Jul 9, 2010 @ 16:25]


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ABC Radio is reporting two people found dead in a house in Dunlop, Polewarth Circuit.

More as it comes to hand.

UPDATE: The ACT Policing media release is now up:

ACT Policing is currently responding to an incident in Dunlop after two deceased persons, a male and a female were located inside a residence in Polwarth Circuit just after 2:28pm this afternoon (Friday 9 July).

Investigations are currently underway to determine the circumstances and causes of their deaths.

The area remains blocked off to members of the public as police conduct their inquiries in relation to the matter.

Any readers with pictures should send them to images@the-riotact.com

FURTHER UPDATE: The ABC has a snippett and more significantly the AFP are suggesting a murder-suicide:

ACT Policing is investigating the deaths of a male and female found inside a residence in Polwarth Circuit, Dunlop yesterday (Friday 9 July).

It appears both deceased persons died from apparent gun shot wounds. Police do not believe that a third person is involved.

Post-mortems are expected to be conducted at a later date.

The identities of the deceased’s are yet to be released while police locate all family members.

A number of witnesses have provided statements to police and the investigation is ongoing. However, anyone who has not yet spoken to police and can provide information which may be able to assist the investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

ANOTHER UPDATE: The Canberra Times has come to the party:

Neighbours believed the pair were a husband and wife aged in their 30s. They had two children, both younger than seven.

It is believed the children were staying with relatives for the school holidays and were found by police yesterday evening.

HOT TIP: We’ve had a tip that the house where the tragedy took place is 71 Polewarth Circuit, currently listed for sale on Allhomes, however others believe the address to be 69 Polewarth, so take with a grain of salt.

Yet Another Update: The ABC are reporting it as a domestic dispute between a separated couple.

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44 Responses to
Death in Dunlop
excharny 8:11 pm 11 Jul 10

wow, people can get the property market into any conversation these days

i grew up a short walk from there and my parents still live nearby

its a big shock but i take heart from the fact that such a tragedy is still a big shock in the community

i dread a day when such incidents fail to shock anymore

Bronto 7:27 pm 11 Jul 10

Very sad and becoming quite normal on every day news. Pressure of a break up or what ever every day stress we all face. Poor kids. As if anyone will want to buy that house now knowing two people died a violent, sad death in it. Better demolishing it and rebuilding.

Gerry-Built 6:38 pm 11 Jul 10

just got a Real Estate agent’s card in the mailbox for no71 “Just Listed”. Nice timing Peta Barrett (L J Hooker, Kippax)… I suppose you could drop $25-50K off the price now?

Ari 1:32 pm 11 Jul 10

Yeah, those sellers at 71 must be revelling in having their house wrongly linked to a double murder.

And those in no. 69 might be wondering what they did to attract undeserved attention too.

hk0reduck 12:20 pm 11 Jul 10

Your tip is looking a bit less and less likely.

The photo from the latest Canberra Times article (http://www.canberratimes.com.au/multimedia/images/large/844126.jpg) makes it look more like it isn’t even number 69 but actually number 67.

On Google Street-view number 69 has someone standing out the front too 🙂

Dazzlar 8:43 am 11 Jul 10

If the reports are true, it is sad to think that their kids are now orphans.

DBCooper 3:51 pm 10 Jul 10

Die Lefty Scum said :

The sellers of #71 have timed their listing perfectly. They’ll be getting more hits than Google with all this free publicity.

LOL No doubt they are far too smart to let an golden opportunity like this pass them by…..

Die Lefty Scum 2:04 pm 10 Jul 10

The sellers of #71 have timed their listing perfectly. They’ll be getting more hits than Google with all this free publicity.

bd84 2:02 pm 10 Jul 10

The picture in the CT clearly shows the house where it has occurred isn’t the house for sale, I think the owners of the house for sale would appreciate it if you removed the Allhomes link from the story..

MsChevis 12:32 pm 10 Jul 10

I actually think it is number 69

Anna Key 12:03 pm 10 Jul 10

Are you sure it is 71? The photo in the CT looks more like the one next door

StenzOne 9:23 am 10 Jul 10
StenzOne 9:11 am 10 Jul 10

*Update*

ACT Policing is investigating the deaths of a male and female found inside a residence in Polwarth Circuit, Dunlop yesterday (Friday 9 July).

It appears both deceased persons died from apparent gun shot wounds. Police do not believe that a third person is involved.

Post-mortems are expected to be conducted at a later date.

The identities of the deceased’s are yet to be released while police locate all family members.

StenzOne 5:04 am 10 Jul 10

“A neighbour, who chose not to be named, said a “lovely couple” with two young children, a boy and a girl, had lived at the house for about eight years.

“They raised their kids there and had all the typical young family-type stuff like your trampoline, dogs, jumping castle,” he told AAP.

“They took the dogs and kids for a walk with their little push bikes and training wheels.

“I asked the police if the kids were safe but they said they couldn’t say.

“It’s quite sad, very very sad.”

An ACT police spokeswoman said the deaths were being treated as suspicious but it was too early to speculate about the cause.

Their identities and reasons for being at the house were still not known, the spokeswoman said.

Police cars have cordoned off the street and are only allowing residents in and out after checking their identity.

–> http://www.watoday.com.au/breaking-news-national/canberra-deaths-suspicious-police-20100709-103vc.html

StenzOne 5:35 pm 09 Jul 10

“Police entered the house about 2:30pm after one of the man’s colleagues told them he had not shown up for work.

Two bodies were found inside.

Forensics are about to enter the house and about 20 police officers have gathered nearby for a briefing.

Other officers have blocked off the road and are starting to question neighbours.

Police say it is too early to say whether the deaths are suspicious.”

–> http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/australian-news/7560341/man-and-woman-found-dead-in-home/

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