Police are appealing for information after a young father was found dead from a gunshot wound on the side of a rural Tasmanian road.
The death of Jarrod Turner, 22, is being treated as suspicious and have urged anyone with information to come forward.
It is believed he was with several people he knew before he died. Mr Turner’s body was found in the early hours of Sunday morning at Colebrook Road in Richmond, about 25 kilometres north of Hobart.
Police on Monday searched several homes and an extensive area around where Mr Turner’s body was found, collecting hundreds of pieces of evidence.
Detective Inspector Doug Rossiter said one of the lines of enquiry was determining why the father was in Richmond and “how got to be in that area”.
“We are aware that there are people in the community that know something about this that haven’t come forward,” Det Insp Rossiter said.
“No matter how small, for something this serious we need you to call us.”
A post-mortem has been undertaken but police haven’t released details.
Tributes flow for man who ‘loved being a dad’
Tributes have flowed on social media, describing Mr Turner as one of a kind.
“(He) loved being a dad and absolutely did anything and everything he could to make sure they (his kids) were healthy and happy,” Tyler-Lee Ayre O’Hehir wrote on Facebook.
The search for the gun involved in the shooting is ongoing.
“This is a tragic and unfortunate incident that’s deeply affected the family,” Det Insp Rossiter said.
Colebrook Road between Franklin Street and Fingerpost Road was reopened to the public on Monday after being closed for most of the day.
Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or user the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.
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