How did Michael get into the drain?
THERE is probably no greater pain imaginable than of a parent losing a child, even if grown up.
Michael Ceremuga’s body was found deep inside a drain under Gladstone Benaraby Rd in May this year.
Mr Ceremuga was a known drug user, but according to his family, was turning the corner when he died.
His distraught father has turned to The Observer in the hope that someone may know something that will help him to understand how his son’s body came to be where it was.
He says he can’t imagine Michael crawling that far up a relatively small opening and it’s easy to understand why he feels that way.
Losing a loved son is hard enough, but in such tragic circumstances without any closure would be torture.
The case is now in the hands of the coroner after the toxicology report was released.
The report was not able to determine the cause of death and the police say there is no evidence of anyone else being involved.
Maybe there wasn’t anyone else involved, or maybe no evidence is just that, no evidence.
Somebody must know something and for the sake of a grieving family, I urge you to come forward with any information, no matter how insignificant or trivial it may seem.
Regardless of how Mr Ceremuga died or why, his family deserve to know so they can somehow try to find a way to deal with their loss.
Please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Gladstone police on
You can contact our reporter Andrew Thorpe on 0438 053 670.
You will be doing the right thing.
❝ Losing a loved son is hard enough, but in such tragic circumstances without any closure would be torture.
— Christine McKee Editor