Mystery surrounds death

By GENEVIEVE ALLPASS

THE NSW coroner will investigate the ''suspicious death'' of a man at Hastings Point earlier this week.

The 50-year-old from Banora Point was found dead at White Waves On The Beach units in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Tweed Police Inspector Greg Carey said yesterday the man's body had been sent to Newcastle for post mortem.

''We are investigating the death and are waiting on a report from the coroner," Inspector Carey said.

''Numerous people are assisting us with our enquiries."

The owner of the unit block, David Henderson, said yesterday the man had arrived only two days prior.

''He was walking around the day before but he kept on passing out, so whether he has fallen over and hurt himself that way I just don't know," Mr Henderson said.

''I don't know what the truth is but people are talking about it all through the unit block.

''I just don't wish to have bad publicity for my units either."

Inspector Carey said police had attended the man's residence ? different from the block of units ? on Sunday after a request from the NSW Ambulance.

''There were no adverse issues at that time," he said. ''At the time the man merely requested he be conveyed to another residence and the police assisted him with that request."

Inspector Carey said investigations were continuing but no further comment could be made until the post mortem results were released.

''The post mortem results did not take place today because of the work load at Newcastle, but hopefully as soon as it is done we will be able to shed some light on the matter,'' he said.



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