Deceased: Matthew Dunbar was found dead on Wednesday near Walcha. Photo: Walcha NewsUPDATE: Death ‘suspicious’A murder investigation is underway after police confirmed a popular Walcha man’s death is being treated as suspicious.
Oxley police are now treating Mathew Dunbar’s death as a suspicious with homicide police called in.
Police won’t be drawn on the nature of Mr Dunbar’s death but confirmed it is suspicious.
Strike Force Ballin has been set-up by Oxley detectives and the State Crime Command’s homicide squad to investigate how the 42-year-old died after his body was found on his Thunderbolts Way property outside Walcha in the early hours ofWednesday.
Oxley Acting Superintendent Jeff BuddEARLIERA CRIME scene remained in place for a third straight day on Friday as specialistpolice continued their probe into the death of a popular farmer.
Mathew Dunbar’s‘Pandora’ sheep farmon the Thunderbolts Way, outside of Walcha, was still cordoned off on Friday afternoon as Oxley detectives continued to investigate following the discovery of his body at 2am on Wednesday.
Detectives spent another day speaking with friends and neighbours of the well-known Walcha local.
Oxley police are remaining tight-lipped on much of the details surrounding the death but specialist resources have been deployed to assist Oxley detectives who are leading the probe.
Oxley Acting Superintendent Jeff Budd toldFairfax Mediainvestigations are continuing.
“A crime scene remains in place and that is being processed by police,” he said on Friday.
“A post-mortem on the body of the 42-year-old will take place in the coming days and police will prepare a report for the coroner.”
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