Fifth person charged
DETECTIVES believe they have now charged everyone allegedly involved in the murder of a Mundubbera man after a 19-year-old woman became the fifth person to be charged.
Jessica Roebuck’s arrest and subsequent charge came as a result of the two-month investigation into the death of Gary Ryan, who was found with horrific injuries at his Bunce St workshop on August 23.
Mr Ryan was found by his mother, who called paramedics.
He was taken to hospital but died soon after.
Maryborough CIB Detective Senior Sergeant David Briese said police found and charged the 19-year-old Orange woman in Nanango on October 26.
“We’ve been conducting the investigation, running out everything that we can and gathering the evidence before we attempted to locate and charge this person,” he said.
Detectives have also charged three men and another woman in relation to the homicide investigation.
Those charged include 39-year-old Marilyn Ryan, the former partner of Mr Ryan, and the woman’s new partner, 35-year-old Mark Stephen Crump. Sixty-threeyear-old Rockhampton man Stephen Peter Crump is Mark Stephen Crump’s father.
“What we’re alleging is that three male persons ... actually attended Mundubbera on (August 23) and they were there, we will allege, when the murder took place,” Det Snr Sgt Briese said
“The two females from Orange, we believe that they were a party to the offence and had involvement in the offence.
“We will allege he was stabbed a number of times and that’s what lead to his death.”
Det Snr Sgt Briese said the investigation had been the most complex he’d been involved in and was a joint investigation between New South Wales detectives, the Homicide Investigation Group and Maryborough detectives.
“It’s a terrible situation but it’s a great result and hopefully brings some comfort to the family of Mr Ryan.”
MUNDUBBERA VICTIM: Gary Ryan was murdered on August 23. He is pictured in 2012 with his prized ute called the Feral.