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Australian Police calling for public assistance in relation to the brutal killing of a teacher

Australian Police calling for public assistance in relation to the brutal killing of a teacher

By Semi Turaga
Friday 14/02/2020
43-year-old Anthony Stott was a teacher from Brisbane working at St Peters Lutheran College Springfield in Queensland state [image: CNN]

Police in Australia are calling for public assistance in investigating the death of a teacher who was tied to a chair, beaten, and hit by a truck.

43-year-old Anthony Stott was a teacher from Brisbane working at St Peters Lutheran College Springfield in Queensland state, according to Nine News.

He was hit by a truck early Monday morning on the M1 highway near Cudgera Creek, a coastal town in New South Wales state south of Brisbane.

Police called to the scene found Stott dead, and took the truck driver to the hospital.

CNN reports detectives investigating the death then spoke with a 38-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man at their farmhouse. They searched the property and found several items, including a knife, in a pond -- then arrested and charged them for detaining a person with intent to obtain advantage.

New South Wales police said in a statement that they "allege the man and woman detained the 43-year-old and tied him to a chair at the property." Both the man and woman were refused bail, and will face local court next Monday.

Meanwhile, police are calling for the public to help piece together the man's final moments, with a special Strike Force assembled for the investigation.

Police say Stott had just arrived back in Australia from a trip in Peru. He is thought to have landed in Sydney last week, and arrived at Brisbane Airport on Sunday afternoon.

Police say he appeared to have driven south, away from Brisbane; police say they found Stott's car abandoned on the M1 highway at 2 a.m. Monday morning. He was fatally hit by the truck on that highway five hours later, around 7 a.m.

[Source: CNN]

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