Australia - Male body found in burnt drum, Morayfield, Qld, 25 April 2016

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  3. ms madge

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    Sad update, police are saying the death is not suspicious.

     
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    what i dont get is why was his body in the barrel and who started the fire? i just cant imagine that this guy would have set himself on fire while being in a barrel.
     
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    What a very, very horrible way to commit suicide :(
    I've always imagined being burnt to death would have to be one of the excruiciatingly painful ways to go.
    I guess, if one was suddenly driven to find a way to suicide, you may be limited to what you have nearby that would be quick and effective.
    Few people have guns in Australia...maybe the was the next quickest means/method available...
    Very sad.
     
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    Still doesn't explain how they think he managed to set himself of fire? He must have had some nasty demons. :(
     
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    wow! i just cant fathom someone setting fire to themselves. he must have been very out of it. :shocked2:
     
  9. ms madge

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    I wonder if he fell into the fire?
     
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    Or hung himself over an already lit barrel


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    The pictures indicate it was in the middle of the backyard so I'm not sure he could have hung himself over it. A 44 galleon drum is not huge, it is hard to see how he could have set himself on fire.
    It is a long and painful way to die, I am very sorry for his family :(
     
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    It is a terrible way to go! I hope he didn't suffer too much! :(
     
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    Yes it's incredibly sad for those left behind :(
     
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    http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/police-say-body-in-drum-not-suspicious/3007315/
    As the police have declared this a suicide, I can only imagine the guy must have climbed inside the barrel, poured some kind of accelerant over himself and used a lighter to start a blaze. The ferocity of the fire witnessed by the neighbors suggests some kind of extremely flammable material...I am not sure what type of accelerant would give red smoke...
     
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    If the police/fire say there are no suspicious circumstances, I suppose we'll have to accept that until a Coroner's Inquest. As for the accelererant used, some type of hydrocarbon.

    My guess it was diesel as it was a rural property. Nasty stuff. I am hoping the Coroner finds he passed just after the accelerant ignited.

    Poor guy. It breaks my heart when people feel they'd be better off dead. He must've been in severe psychological pain. Rest easy mate.
     

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