ELSIE PRINCE: Says she feels ?shut out? in Coraki as she looks for answers about the death of her brother Jack Fisher.
ELSIE PRINCE: Says she feels ?shut out? in Coraki as she looks for answers about the death of her brother Jack Fisher.

Was my brother murdered?

By SAMANTHA TURNBULL

POLICE say there was nothing suspicious about the death of Coraki man Jack Fisher ? his sister thinks otherwise.

Mr Fisher, 30, was found floating in the Richmond River four kilometres south of his home town on June 22.

His sister Elsie Prince, of Queensland, has spent weeks scouring the area for clues about what happened, but is yet to find any answers.

She said she felt the community was deliberately shutting her out because they had something to hide.

"I want to find out what happened to my brother but whenever I ask someone in Coraki they tell me it's none of my business," she said.

"I want to know how he ended up in the river, but everyone I've spoken to says 'keep me out of it'.

"I've had to start staying in Casino because I've been pushed out of the township of Coraki."

Richmond Local Area Commander Acting Superintendent Bill McKenna said the cause of Mr Fisher's death was a matter for the coroner.

Ms Prince said she was not willing to speculate on exactly how her brother died, but the reaction from the Coraki community made her think it was not a simple accident.

"I'm waiting for the autopsy results before I can say too much," she said.

The autopsy results are expected next month.

Ms Prince said her brother went missing in May, but noone knew how long his body had been in the river before it was found.

Police rescue squad officers originally estimated Mr Fisher had been in the river for up to a week.

n Jack Fisher's name and photograph were printed with the permission of his sister and daughter.



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