UPDATE @ 8.00am, October 23 | POLICE have confirmed Pimpama man Cameron Martin was shot just before his car crashed into a tree.
Following a post mortem of the 47-year-old’s body confirmed it was a gunshot wound in his chest that caused his death, rather than the crash itself.
Police have now confirmed they’re treating the death as suspicious.
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The second man – 36-year-old Shane Ross – who’s body was found near the crash site days later, is expected to undergo a post mortem today.
Police confirmed yesterday that he was found with a significant head injury, though it hasn’t been confirmed how he sustained the injuries.
Yesterday afternoon, police were calling on anyone with dashcam footage of the area who may have spotted a third man, walking injured along Tallebugera Creek Road.
Though it’s since been revealed that investigators believe that person is unrelated to the incident.
Investigations are continuing today.
EARLIER @ 12.30pm, October 22 | A MAJOR murder investigation is now underway on the Gold Coast, after it was revealed Pimpama man Cameron Martin suffered a “puncture wound to the chest” mere moments before his luxury car crashed into a tree.
The fatal accident happened on Tallebudgera Creek Road in Tallebdugera around 9.30pm on Friday night.
It was first thought the 47-year-old man lost control of his Mercedes Benz before smashing into a tree, dying upon impact.
However, police say investigations have revealed that he “sustained a puncture wound to his chest shortly before the crash” with a homicide investigation now underway.
“The cause of the puncture wound should be known following an autopsy today,” Queensland Police said.
Mr Martin’s friend, alleged bikie and Monstr clothing founder Shane Ross, was found dead in bushes at Martin Sheils Park at Burleigh Heads around a kilometre from the crash site on Monday afternoon.
Police say the 36-year-old Coomera man suffered a significant head injury, however an autopsy is yet to confirm the cause of death.
It’s understood the pair were seen at a pub in Pimpama earlier on Friday night, before they travelled together to the Burleigh Heads park where it’s believed a meeting took place.
Police have revealed they are now searching for a third man, after motorists “reported seeing an injured man walking along the side of Tallebudgera Creek Road around the time of Friday’s crash,” police said in a statement on Tuesday.
Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed a person, or has dashcam footage in the area of Tallebudgera Creek Road from 9.00pm to 10.00pm on Friday October 18, to come forward.
Investigations are ongoing.