Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

FAMILY GRIEVING WITHOUT ANSWERS Father Calls for Info on Michael's Death; 'Body in Drain' Investigation Closed

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

FAMILY GRIEVING WITHOUT ANSWERS Father Calls for Info on Michael's Death; 'Body in Drain' Investigation Closed

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Byline: Andrew Thorpe andrew.thorpe@gladstoneobserver.com.au

POLICE have closed the investigation into the death of South Gladstone man Michael Ceremuga, concluding there are no signs anyone else was involved in his death.

Mr Ceremuga's body was found deep inside a storm water drain underneath Gladstone Benaraby Rd at Toolooa on May 25 this year.

The decision to close the investigation came after the toxicology report from an autopsy performed on his body failed to provide any conclusive evidence as to how he may have died.

Detective Senior Sergeant Tony Andersen said the death had been ruled non-suspicious and the matter was now in the hands of the state coroner.

"The coroner will review the file, review everything we've put to them, and make any decisions from there," Snr Sgt Andersen said.

His father, Stan Ceremuga said the decision to close the investigation without a cause of death would do little to bring closure to his family. …

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