A 39-year-old man, known to police and with a history of violence, is wanted for questioning following the stabbing death of a man in the middle of a suburban street.
Nathan Frazer’s body was discovered with serious stab wounds to his chest and face next to a 7-Eleven on Blyth Road, at Murrumba Downs, 24km north of Brisbane’s centre shortly before 6am on Thursday.
A photo of Lee Matthew Hillier, an associate of Frazer and described as a ‘transient person’, was released by Queensland Police after the 41-year-old was found dead at the scene.
Lee Matthew Hillier, 39, (left) is wanted for questioning following the stabbing death of Nathan Frazer, 41, (right) in Brisbane’s north on Thursday morning
Hillier (pictured) previously sent a Brisbane mall into lockdown in 2013 by waving an unloaded gun in a 90-minute standoff with police
Hillier previously sent a Brisbane mall into lockdown by waving an unloaded gun in a 90-minute standoff with police in 2013.
Police launched Operation Quebec Amadeus with the help of local detectives and a Homicide Squad in an attempt to find Frazer’s killer.
‘Investigations to date have established that 39-year-old man Lee Matthew Hillier may be able to assist police with their enquiries,’ a Queensland Police statement said.
Detective Inspector Damien Hansen from the Homicide Investigation Unit addressed the media on Friday, confirming Hillier was an associate of Frazer.
Hillier was described as being 180cm tall, of solid build and heavily tattooed.
He urged Hillier to come forward and surrender himself to police.
Hillier (pictured) is described as being 180cm tall, of solid build and heavily tattooed. Inspector Hansen said he was known to police and had a propensity for violence
Nathan Frazer’s body was discovered with serious stab wounds to his chest and face next to a 7-Eleven on Blyth Road (pictured), at Murrumba Downs, 24km north of Brisbane ‘s centre
Queensland Police set up tents on Blyth Road, (pictured) as investigations into the man’s death continue
‘We will look anywhere, everywhere for him [Hillier],’ Detective Inspector Hansen said.
‘We are actively looking for him, he is avoiding us.
‘I would say to any person currently with Hillier or providing him with any assistance that they will be investigated fully.’
A 19-year-old woman who called police for help in a hysterical state on Thursday morning, was believed to be known to Hillier and Mr Frazer, though there is no suggestion the she was involved in the stabbing.
Police did not reveal a motive but said the woman had provided an account of what happened.
‘She’s traumatised by the events and doing as best as you can expect … It’s a traumatic experience for them,’ Inspector Hansen said.
Detectives are currently searching for Hillier throughout the Brisbane region.
A 19-year-old woman called police for help in a hysterical state on Thursday morning, and was with Frazer when emergency services arrived (pictured)
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