No Charges Laid Over North QLD Stabbing Deaths
Police are yet to charge anyone following stabbing deaths of two men in small coastal community in north Queensland.
Tom Davy, 27, and Corey Christensen, 37, died in the street in Alva, 100km south of Townsville, after a deadly brawl broke out between a group of people about 12.30am on Monday.
A 19-year-old man who was questioned by police following the deaths was released without charge on Tuesday afternoon.
Police say he did not know the men or a 29-year-old Ayr woman who remains in hospital with a shoulder injury.
Detectives believe a bloody fight broke out after the woman went to a home in Topton Street, followed shortly after by a group of men.
One of the dead men was from the Alva area, while the other was not.
"Investigations indicate the 29-year-old woman attended an address in Topton Street following an earlier incident," the police report states.
"A 19-year-old man at the address assisted the woman.
"A group of men then attended the Topton Street address and a disturbance occurred during which time two men sustained fatal injuries.
"A 27-year-old New South Wales man and a 37-year-old Alva man were pronounced deceased at the scene.
"The 29-year-old Ayr woman received treatment to injuries sustained prior to her attending the residence and is receiving treatment in hospital.
"It is understood the 19-year-old man did not know the woman or the men prior to the incident.
"Detectives remain in Alva and investigations are on-going."
Locals have recounted seeing body bags on the road, while police labelled the scene harrowing.
Detective Inspector Chris Lawson told reporters police and ambulance officers found the men lying in pools of blood.
"It was a horrific scene to arrive there and find two people," he said the morning after the incident.
"You are talking about the dead of night where it's dark, people with those sorts of injuries in the middle of the street."