Queensland police are continuing investigations into a suspected murder-suicide involving a four-year-old boy and a man on a remote Cape York property yesterday.
Troy Harvey, 46, and the boy, who was believed to be his son, were found dead at a property in Rossville, south of Cooktown, in Far North Queensland.
Police discovered their bodies just before 10:00am and declared a crime scene.
Mr Harvey, a sailing and boxing enthusiast who had a business building “alternative homes”, was known in the local community.
Cook Shire Mayor Peter Scott, whose region takes in Rossville, said the deaths were a horrible shock.
“This is going to hurt,” Cr Scott said.
“The fact that this is such a young child … this will be felt very deeply by a small, close community like Rossville.”
Specialist police and detectives from Cairns and Mareeba travelled to Rossville late yesterday to commence investigations.
It is understood police are not searching for a suspect.
Detective Inspector Jason Smith said they were working to establish how the pair died.
Police are seeking information from anyone who knew the pair.