A baby-faced teenager who was questioned over the alleged stabbing deaths of two Good Samaritans has been released from police custody.
Dean Webber, 19, was allowed to walk free on Tuesday morning as police continue to investigate the deaths of Corey Christensen, 37 and Tom Davy, in a quiet Queensland town, early on Monday morning.
Webber was arrested on Monday and taken in for questioning, but was released on Tuesday morning pending an ongoing investigation.
It comes as tributes have flowed for father-of-three Mr Christensen and Mr Davy, who has been remembered by devastated friends as a ‘huge kind-hearted bloke’.
Townsville teenager Dean Webber, 19, was arrested over the deaths of two men. He was held in police custody overnight, before being released early on Tuesday morning
Tom Davy (pictured), one of the victims of the incident, has been remembered by friends as a ‘huge kind-hearted bloke’
‘It is with a heavy heart that I have lost a brother,’ Mr Davy’s friend Dane Stanley said.
‘You grew up to be one massive unit but to all of us that knew you, you were just one huge kind hearted bloke that gave plenty back and had a massive future.
‘There was nothing you couldn’t do. So much talent.’
Mr Christensen and Mr Davy were reportedly watching the NRL grand final together at a home in the seaside town of Alva Beach, south of Townsville, on Sunday night.
A few hours later a screaming Candice Locke, 29, reportedly banged on the home’s front door begging to be let inside.
Ms Locke was reportedly running away from Webber, who is said to have arrived at the house shortly afterwards with a group of men.
It is understood Webber was an occupant of the house that has been owned by his family for more than 30 years and is known by locals as ‘Webber’s Hut’.
Police will allege Webber stabbed Mr Christensen and Mr Davy to death on the road after a brawl broke out between the two groups.
Father-of-three Corey Christensen, 37 (pictured) was at a home in Alva Beach, south of Townsville, when Candice Locke came to their door and begged the pair to let her inside
It’s understood Candice Locke was running away from Webber when she knocked on the door begging for help. She was taken to hospital with a dislocated shoulder
It’s unknown what sparked the brawl, with police currently interviewing witnesses to understand the relationships of those involved.
Paramedics arrived at the scene just after midnight to find the two men bleeding on the road outside the house with critical stab wounds.
The pair were pronounced dead at the scene after attempts to administer CPR were unsuccessful.
Ms Locke was taken to hospital with a dislocated shoulder.
Detective Inspector Chris Lawson said emergency services were called to a ‘horrific scene’.
‘It was a horrific scene to arrive there and find two people, you’re talking about the dead of night when it’s totally dark,’ he said.
Tom Davy (pictured) was also allegedly stabbed to death by Webber in the quiet street
It’s unknown what sparked the brawl, with police currently interviewing witnesses to understand the relationships of those involved (Ms Locke, left, Mr Christensen, right)
The two men sustained critical stab wounds and were pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics
‘People with those sorts of injuries in the middle of the street will obviously affect those that had to go there and provide that first aid.
Alva local Brett Ward told 9 News the double stabbing had rocked the quiet town.
‘When you wake up and your daughter asks ‘is that a body bag on the side of the road?’ … I feel bloody terrible,’ he told the publication.
‘We live in a nice quiet area and when something like this happens it’s just f***ing disgusting.
‘It’s not looking like a nice scenario.’
Police attended the scene of a stabbing on Toptop Street (pictured) in northern Queensland