Posted February 04, 2018 06:27:17 After three days of speculation, Queensland Police have confirmed they are investigating the death last year of a man found unconscious on a street in the city of Townsville.
Key points: Police are seeking to speak to two people who knew Mr Sipson, who is believed to be of Indian descent Police are also searching for a second man who may have been with him on the night of his death Mr SIPSON was found unconscious in a car near a carpark at the corner of the corner store, on February 5, 2018 The man had been drinking alcohol and had been seen to be wearing “a red and white shirt with the word “Indians” printed on the back”, police said on Monday afternoon Mr Sipton was pronounced dead at the scene.
He had been in a critical condition in hospital.
His death has been ruled a homicide, police said.
A Queensland Police spokesman said officers were seeking to establish whether the man was with Mr Sipson the night he was found, or was at the car park that night.
“It is also important to establish if any other people were at the park that evening,” he said.
Mr Sippson, a construction worker, was found dead in the early hours of Saturday, February 6, 2018, at a car park on the corner with a red and yellow shirt emblazoned with the words “Indian” printed across the front.
A police statement said Mr Siperson had been “struck in the head by an object”.
He had suffered multiple injuries including a fractured skull and broken ribs.
The man who lived next door was also injured, but was not injured in the attack.
Police were also investigating whether a second person may have witnessed the attack, and if the other man was in the car, which was found abandoned at the end of the street.
“We do believe this was a random act of violence and there is no reason for it to have occurred,” the statement said.
“The victim is a Queensland native and he was a loving and caring husband and father to his wife and young child.”
Mr Sipperson was a member of the local Aboriginal community, said the Queensland Government’s Indigenous Liaison Officer, Sarah Dutton.
“He was a very happy, outgoing, good-natured, well-liked man who had enjoyed a great deal of community support and was loved by everyone,” she said.
I am pleased to say that he was not alone on the evening of February 5.”