Tragedy of young Dylan's late-night walk defies explanation
IT WAS just a typical Saturday night when Dylan Daure went out.
Now, the only word police can use to explain it is "tragic".
The 19-year-old had a few drinks with his family at home before hitting the Buderim Tavern with his brother-in-law, calling his brother in Townsville to catch up while walking home.
But it was on his way home to Jones Rd that the talented rugby union player died.
He was later found in a vacant block at Buderim.
The family and Buderim community have been left in disbelief over the death, wondering how a tall, well-built male could have found himself in trouble in the middle of town.
No one came forward who saw him, his clothes were left 500m from his body and his behaviour was "completely out of character".
Dylan died just hours after he was dropped at the Buderim Tavern with his brother-in-law to continue having a few drinks after a family get-together on Saturday, December 29.
The pair left the tavern about 12.30am and started walking east down Kings St on their way home.
Police said they had called Dylan's brother in Townsville, who told them to walk back to the tavern and call a taxi.
The brother-in-law decided he would run back and flag down a ride while Dylan kept walking home.
He was not seen again for until his body was found behind a 1.5m brick wall behind Middy's Complex on Tuesday.
Sunshine Coast CIB detective Senior Sergeant Daren Edwards said his death was a tragedy.
"What he did was not unusual; it was nothing he would not have done on any other Saturday night," Snr Sgt Edwards said.
"His family have to sadly come to terms with that this may be just an unfortunate accident."
Police, SES and swift water crews searched areas in Buderim Forest where it was believed Dylan had gone.
A pile of his clothes on a veranda near a classroom at the Buderim State School led to the search of the forest.
His mobile phone and wallet were on top of the clothes.
Snr Sgt Edwards said Dylan may have gone for a swim in the school pool.
"We may never know why he took his clothes off," Snr Sgt Edwards said.
"They were in a pile as if he had taken them off."