Rivett death: Man dies from suspicious injuries on stranger’s doorstep

Ian Bushnell 19 December 2017 20

Police at the corner of Casuarina and Goodenia Streets about 9:30 am this morning. Photo: Ian Bushnell.

Police are investigating a suspicious death in Rivett early this morning after a badly injured man was found at the front door of a residence in Goodenia Street.

Detective Station Sergeant Matthew Reynolds said the dead man had apparently made his way to the Goodenia Street residence for assistance but those living there were not involved in any way.

He said police had not identified the man or where he was from, and would not say how he died, other than to say it was not from gunshot.

They were called to the residence about 5.25am and attempted to give first aid to the injured man. The ACT Ambulance Service arrived soon afterwards and treated the man but he died at the scene.

Police established a crime scene and sealed off Goodenia Street, with police blocking the entry from Casuarina Street and from about midway down, coming from Burgan Place.

They have been scouring the surrounds looking for something, which might be a weapon. Late yesterday afternoon police were seen searching a drain in nearby Bangalay Crescent.

Detective Station Sergeant Reynolds said at this stage the death was not related to Outlaw Motorcycle Gang violence or a drug deal gone wrong. There had not been a late night party in the area.

He would not identify the residence where the man had been found. On one side are two-storey townhouses, with detached single-storey houses on the other.

He said the residents of Goodenia Street were assisting police with their inquiries and police were urging anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area between 3 and 6am to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Goodenia Street remains sealed off, with streets and access points taped off and desks and a gazebo sun shelter set up.

Specialist Response Group officers, detectives, forensics and uniformed officers were at the scene, with many police cars and vans parked along Casuarina Street.

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20 Responses to Rivett death: Man dies from suspicious injuries on stranger’s doorstep
Danny Kordic Danny Kordic 3:33 pm 18 Dec 17

I recon its mc related for sure

Juliane Samara Juliane Samara 11:34 am 18 Dec 17

Bill N Dee Norton hope you are both ok!

Amanda Elizabeth Lyons Amanda Elizabeth Lyons 4:16 am 18 Dec 17

Matt Lyons we chose the right weekend to be in Melbourne

Silins Kris Silins Kris 4:15 pm 17 Dec 17

Tiana Ruming , bit of light reading

Vanessa Hilton Vanessa Hilton 3:24 pm 17 Dec 17

Jayde Parker were you close to here last night?

Margaret Taylor Margaret Taylor 3:04 pm 17 Dec 17

Dry sad especially before Christmas bad enough any other time . WhT is this world coming too

The RiotACT The RiotACT 3:02 pm 17 Dec 17

UPDATE 1:45 pm - ACT Policing are conducting investigations in relation to the circumstances surrounding the suspicious death of a man in Rivett early this morning.

    Mason Evans Mason Evans 3:10 pm 17 Dec 17

    they reckon he got bashed to death with a baseball bat

Mary Assumpta Mulholland Mary Assumpta Mulholland 2:36 pm 17 Dec 17

Oh sounds like something sad has gone down

Emma Snowden Emma Snowden 1:53 pm 17 Dec 17

Shannon are you in Rivett?

Aaron Summerrell Aaron Summerrell 1:09 pm 17 Dec 17

Aaah canberra love it

Mark Watts Mark Watts 12:35 pm 17 Dec 17

Courtney we're not moving Rivett 😅

Amy Lee Ford Amy Lee Ford 12:30 pm 17 Dec 17

KB Brusensky is it her street?

Samantha Watson Samantha Watson 12:22 pm 17 Dec 17

Samantha Maree near you?

Patrick O'Brien Patrick O'Brien 12:10 pm 17 Dec 17

Deakin Henderson must have been the reason for all the police cars

Garry Peadon Garry Peadon 12:02 pm 17 Dec 17

I think I left the iron on

Caroline Hopkins Caroline Hopkins 12:00 pm 17 Dec 17

Abbie McMillan-Maher what did you do

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