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David McLelland, 41, Dies From Multiple Stab Wounds

Samuel Austen Wells, 21, Charged with Murder

Murder Weapon Could Be In Two Mile Creek

Samuel Austen Wells, a 21yo man from Cooktown, made a brief appearance in Cairns Magistrates Court yesterday just three days after allegedly stabbing 41yo David Mclelland to death.

Meanwhile water police investigators will search nearby Two Mile Creek for the murder weapon.

It is thought to be disposed of in the crocodile infested creek. Police will examine the area thought to be where the knife was thrown to ensure it is clear of any croc’s.

The accused and the victim were know to each other and it has been reported that several witnesses were in the Hagarty Cl house when the killing occurred.

Cooktown Murder Witnesses

Police are interviewing these people to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the death. Far North police detective Acting Inspector Mick Gooiker said that they were all cooperating.

The Cooktown murder suspect was remanded in custody to reappear again on 20th November.

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