‘This will be felt very deeply’: Community mourns death of boy, 4, in suspected murder-suicide

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.