A homicide investigation is underway after a beloved baker and his 10-year-old daughter had been killed in a “tragic” shed fireplace in Biggenden, west of Maryborough.
Police had been referred to as to the Biggenden property simply after midday on December 20 after the stays of Todd Mooney, 54, and daughter Kirra, 10, had been discovered following the damaging fireplace.
The couple had been survived by Mr Mooney’s fiancé, Bec Hansen.
The marriage was attributable to happen on the property on Fenwicks Rd on Wednesday.
Large Bay District Detective Chief Inspector Gary Pettiford advised The Chronicle on Wednesday evening the hearth was being handled as “suspicious” and the investigation was now being handled as a murder.
Fifteen SES volunteers will conduct a grid search in a neighboring paddock.
Mr. Mooney and Mrs. Hansen owned the Biggenden Bakery.
Native MP Bryson Head stated his “coronary heart goes out to the Biggenden neighborhood” after the “tragic and devastating fireplace”.
“There isn’t any doubt that Todd was an excellent man with an excellent work ethic and a ardour for baking,” he stated.
“He delivered contemporary desserts, bread and different baked items to a number of surrounding cities.
“This loss will probably be felt far and broad throughout Large Bay and Burnett.
“Please handle your self and your family members throughout these tough occasions.”
A media convention will probably be held at 10:30 a.m.
Initially launched because the homicide investigation results in a ‘suspicious’ shed fireplace that killed beloved baker and his daughter