Body discovered in northern suburbs creek

by | Jan 29, 2021 | Cops, News | 0 comments

NT police have identified the body found in a creek in Darwin’s northern suburbs this morning as a 54-year-old Aboriginal man.

Investigators believe the man’s body was in the creek for two days.

Authorities said they have notified the man’s relatives. Investigators believe the nature of the man’s death isn’t suspicious at this stage.

“We don’t believe that there’s anything suspicious or anything the Lyons community to have any concerns for,” a police officer told the ABC.

The cause of the man’s death has not been disclosed as of Friday evening.

Investigators described the man as Aboriginal, 176 centimetres tall, with short grey hair, wearing black shorts when his body was found.

NT Police urge the public with any information that could help with the investigation to contact the police if they have seen the man in nearby area over the past few days.

Watch Commander Len Turner earlier told ABC Radio Darwin officers had been alerted by a group of young people who were in the area about a human body they found submerged in a small creek in Lyons, between the Royal Darwin Hospital and Garamanak Park on Damabila Drive at around 7pm on Thursday.

Rescue and emergency services responded and established a crime scene. They also have temporarily closed Damabila Drive between Gulilda Crescent and the corner of Rocklands Drive and Henbury Avenue.

The creek where the body was found has been reportedly full in recent days due to heavy rainfall. It’s been speculated by some in the area that the man may have drowned.

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