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Police think hotel death not suspicious

UPDATE WEDNESDAY: THE death of a man outside Broadwater's Commercial Hotel Motel is not being treated as suspicious, police say.

A BP Broadwater employee who only wanted to be known as Andrew said he was approached by a passer-by who said he had found a man's body outside the motel at about 6.40 am.

"He came and got me and we went over to the motel and found him laying there face down outside the motel room," he said.

Andrew said there were no visible signs of injury on the body or indications of a struggle.

"Then I called the ambulance because I knew there wasn't anything we could do for him."

Andrew said he recognised the man as a heavy vehicle pilot driver who had passed through Broadwater and stopped at the service station to buy food several times in the past 18 months.

Commercial Hotel Motel publican Dave Raymond confirmed this, saying the man checked in at the motel last night, as he had on several other occasions.

Paramedics arrived at the motel and confirmed the man was dead, before handing the scene over to police.

A police spokeswoman said at about 7am police were called to the motel on the Pacific Hwy after the body of the man, believed to be in his 60s, was found outside one of the rooms.

"A crime scene has been established which will be examined by specialist forensic officers," the spokeswoman said.

"The cause of death is unclear at this stage."

Police said a post mortem will be held.

 

ORIGINAL TUESDAY: POLICE are investigating the death of a man at a Broadwater motel this morning.

A police media spokeswoman said at about 7am police were called to the motel on the Pacific Highway after the body of the man, believed to be in his 60's, was found outside one of the rooms.

"A crime scene has been established and forensic specialists are expected to arrive at the location soon," the spokeswoman said.

"The cause of death is unclear at this stage."

Investigations are ongoing and police are appealing for anyone with any information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Topics:  fatality police



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