Fifth per­son charged

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Carolyn Archer

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.”

PHOTO: SCOTTIE SIM­MONDS

MUNDUBBERA VIC­TIM: Gary Ryan was mur­dered on Au­gust 23. He is pic­tured in 2012 with his prized ute called the Feral.

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