Murder charge: Man dies of multiple stab wounds
UPDATE: DETECTIVES have charged a man following the investigation of a suspicious death on the Sunshine Coast.
Police were called to Ernest Street in Tewantin following reports a person was lying on the roadway.
Upon arrival a 21-year-old man was found with injuries to his chest as a result of being stabbed.
He was rushed to Noosa hospital but died on arrival.
A 38-year-old Peregian Springs man has been charged with one count of murder and will appear at the Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Monday, December 29.
The two men were known to each other.
Tewantin man dies of multiple stab wounds
RESIDENTS along a quiet Tewantin street awoke yesterday morning to find it had been turned into a crime scene after a young man died from stab wounds.
Some residents reported hearing an altercation on the street before the man was reportedly found lying on the roadway in Ernest St about 1am.
Sunshine Coast detective inspector David Drinnen said the 21-year-old man had multiple stab wounds to the chest and died from his injuries while en route to Noosa Hospital.
Yesterday morning, police had cordoned off Ernest St between the intersections of Hilton Tce and Hilton Esp, which both run parallel to the Noosa River.
A small park area with table and chairs on the corner of Ernest St and Hilton Esp was also sectioned off as detectives from the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane scoured the area and conducted doorknocks of homes and units.
The telltale collection of more than a dozen yellow markers in the centre of the road showed the position of the young man when he was found by police.
Det Insp Drinnen said police had not been able to find any witnesses to the incident.
"All we've got at this point in time is there was a scuffle or altercation between unknown persons in the street," he said.
"We are satisfied from our inquiries that the deceased person was among those in the altercation.
"We are currently undertaking investigations to attempt to identify who else was in the area at the time, which will hopefully lead to us resolving this."
Det Insp Drinnen said police had established the deceased was in the Tewantin RSL park area and in the Hilton Esp area in the hours prior to his death.
"We believe he was with a number of other persons who we are seeking to identify," he said.
"It is unknown how many persons have been involved in the altercation."
Police will continue to work with residents to see if any homes have security video footage that may help solve the case.
"Following the post-mortem being undertaken we can say we are looking for an edged, bladed weapon," Det Insp Drinnen said.
The next of kin, Tewantin residents, had been identified and Det Insp Drinnen said police were working with the family to provide support.
"Tragically at this time of year they have lost a son and that is extremely hard," he said.
"It is now our job to identify who is responsible and the circumstances surrounding it. I expect we will resolve this matter and have the offender before the courts."
Police are asking anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.