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Two teenagers arrested over the death of a 56-year-old father who was found dead in bushland

Two teenage boys are arrested over the death of a 56-year-old father who was found dead after a Grindr dating app meet up went horribly wrong

  • Peter Keeley’s body was found in bushland on NSW South Coast on February 2
  • The 56-year-old father from Canberra is understood to have been using Grindr 
  • Two 17-year-old boys were arrested by police in the Broulee area on Thursday 

Peter Keeley’s arms and legs were tied with duct tape when his body was discovered near bushland in Broulee, on the NSW South Coast, about 4.50pm on February 2

Two teenage boys have been arrested over the death of a father-of-three who was found in bushland after using dating app Grindr.

Peter Keeley’s arms and legs were tied with duct tape when his body was discovered near bushland in Broulee, on the NSW South Coast, about 4.50pm on February 2.  

Police believe the 56-year-old arranged a meetup on Grindr before driving two hours from Canberra to Batemans Bay, just north of Broulee, that morning. 

An investigation into the Canberra resident’s death was launched and detectives executed three search warrants at homes in the Broulee area from 6am on Thursday.

Two 17-year-old boys were arrested and have been taken to Batemans Bay Police Station.  

A post mortem examination was inconclusive but found Mr Keeley suffered head and facial injuries. 

The Canberra father's body was discovered near bushland in Broulee, on the NSW South Coast, about 4.50pm on February 2

The Canberra father’s body was discovered near bushland in Broulee, on the NSW South Coast, about 4.50pm on February 2 

Speaking to the media two days after Mr Keeley’s body was found, NSW Homicide Squad Commander Danny Doherty said Grindr may have played a role in the death.

‘Upon arriving in Batemans Bay, we believe this man may have been using the dating app Grindr to meet with another person before his body was found,’ Detective Superintendent Doherty said. 

According to Nine News, Mr Keeley had been a ‘successful auctioneer’.

When his body was found, he was wearing a dark blue sleeveless fitted t-shirt, light blue jeans and white sneakers. 

Police released pictures of Mr Mr Keeley's dark purple Honda Jazz with ACT registration plates YFD 00H

Police released pictures of Mr Mr Keeley’s dark purple Honda Jazz with ACT registration plates YFD 00H 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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