April 20th, 2007 at 10:05pm
2UE News is reporting that Queensland police have found the deceased body of holidaying ACT chief police officer Audrey Fagan. This appears to have come from an AAP report about half an hour ago.
This is terrible and tragic news, Assistant Commissioner Audrey Fagan has done a fantastic job during her time in charge of the ACT police and will be greatly missed.
The only good aspect of this story is that Assistant Comissioner Fagan’s death is not being treated as suspicious.
My thoughts and prayers at this time are with her family and all of the ACT Police force.
Update 10:26pm: MyTalk News have a different AAP article to the one that crossed the wires about an hour ago. It is roughly the same but gives a bit more detail, including information that AC Fagan was found dead in her Queensland holiday apartment, and that a press release from the Australian Federal Police provided no information about the cause of death. End Update
Update 10:32pm: AFP Press release. It looks like AAP just rewrote the press release to make the details a bit clearer. End Update
Update 11:02pm: 2UE’s 11pm news reports (via 4BC) that AC Fagan’s body was found on Hayman Island, one of the 70 islands in the Cumberland Island group on the Great Barrier Reef. End Update
Update 11:26pm: The Daily Telegraph is reporting the sad news that Queensland police are “considering the possibility of suicide”. This is a very sad revelation and I can only hope it turns out to be a fruitless line of investigation. End Update
Image Source: Australian Federal Police/Commonwealth of Australia
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