Killer still on the run after Qld stabbing

Sonia Kohlbacher

A killer remains on the run in Queensland for more than 24 hours after a man was brutally murdered in a stabbing attack north of Brisbane.

The victim, named in media reports as former soldier Nathan Frazer, died in the middle of Blyth Road at Murrumba Downs about 5.45am on Thursday.

Relatives have paid tribute to Mr Frazer, an indigenous man who died from wounds to his his face and chest.

"He was a strong Bidjara man; knew how to track, hunt, clean and cook game in the traditional way," cousin Stephen Passmore has told The Courier-Mail.

"(He) spoke our language. (There's) nothing he wouldn't do for friends or family."

Another cousin said Mr Frazer, who was in his 40s, adored his three children.

Police believe Mr Frazer was in a car before a young woman found him lying on the road with horrific injuries.

The 19-year-old woman called for help but Mr Frazer was dead by the time they arrived in the no-through road that runs between the back of a convenience store and a row of houses.