Kane Moore death in Townsville’s Rupertswood Park could be linked to party
A late-night party in the same park where a beloved teen mysteriously died of “unnatural injuries” could be the key to what happened.
Kane Moore, 18, suffered significant injuries and was found dead in Townsville’s Rupertswood Park, not far from his home in Alice Park, on the morning of April 22.
The grim discovery was made by a member of the public, who then called police at 7:30 am.
Queensland Police confirmed on Wednesday they were trying to determine if there was a connection to a party and the young man’s tragic death.
Acting Superintendent Chris Lawson said police interviewed people who attended the meeting on the night of Friday, April 21.
Beloved Kane Moore, 18, was found dead of “unnatural” injuries on the morning of April 22 in Townsville’s Rupertswood Park, not far from his home in Alice Park.
Mr. Moore’s grieving mother, Sera-Jane, and his sister, Mikaela, have written heartbreaking tributes (photo, Sera-Jane Moore, Mikaela Moore and Kane Moore)
“We are identifying the people involved and interviewing them to determine what happened that led to the death of this young person,” he said.
“There were some injuries to the decedent that made us think it’s not just a sudden death that occurred as a result of a natural incident.”
Acting Chief Sup. Lawson said several theories are being explored, including that Mr Moore may have been hit by a car.
It is clear that several cars have been seized and examined by a forensic team.
They also appealed to anyone with dashcam footage of the area on April 21 and 22 to contact them.
Meanwhile, Mr. Moore’s devastated family has shared their heartbreak.
“This is the fourth day without you my son my heart is broken,” his distraught mother Sera-Jane Moore posted on Facebook.
“I feel like I don’t want to be here anymore, but I have to stay strong for my girl Mikaela.
“Kane Ryan I love you so much and please stay close to me in my heart to keep me strong. I break inside. Love your mother.’
Mikaela, his sister, has one GoFundMe page on Wednesday to help pay for ‘the farewell he deserves’.
Police are now investigating whether he may have been hit by a car, or whether his death could be related to a party in the park where was found
Friends, family and members of the public also left flowers, hugs, photos, vapes and empty bottles and cans in tribute to Kane at the park
Kane’s sister Mikaela started a fundraiser on Wednesday to give him a fitting farewell
Clearly this could be a permanent memorial to him in Rupertswood Park.
“Kane was a sassy and goofy boy who was loved by so many people during his short time with us,” she wrote.
“The memories of Kane will always be there, from the fishermen’s shirts to the crocodiles to the mullets and the bogan language, we love you mate, stay close to us, because we will need you.”
“His memory will live on in our hearts forever, but we want to do more to honor his legacy.”
In just over nine hours, the page had raised $8,223 of its modest $10,000 goal.
“We are so grateful for any contributions you can make to give Kane the farewell he deserves,” Mikaela Moore wrote.
In another online tribute, she also described him as “the best brother anyone could ever ask for.”
“I wish we could turn back time,” she said.
“You were the best boy and you were so loved by everyone.”
Sera-Jane Moore, Kane’s distraught mother, posted on Facebook that she was heartbroken
Kane’s sister Mikaela wrote in an online tribute that she wished we could “turn back time” and that her brother was “so loved by everyone.” (Pictured from left, Mikaela Moore, Kane Moore, an unknown relative, and Sera-Jane Moore)
Meanwhile, friends, family and members of the public also left flowers, hugs, photos, vapes and empty bottles and cans in the park in tribute to Mr Moore.
“Fly high Kane, love you forever and ever,” read one note attached to a bright bouquet of flowers, while another simply said “Kane 18 forever.”
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Queensland Police for comment.
Queensland Police are urging anyone with dashcam visibility from Friday evening and Saturday morning, April 21 and 22, in the Hervey Range Road and Rupertswood Park area of Townsville to contact them.