Name of deceased doctor released - Police reassure community recent incidents are isolated

Police have released the name of the doctor who died on Monday morning. The man was 34 year old Deanendra Athukorala. (Read original story here)

Ian Cutler from the Guardian has a story on the hospital staff's reaction here.

Police have moved to reassure the public that, following a second suspected homicide this morning, both incidents are completely unrelated, and in no way an indication of an ongoing crime issue; they are isolated incidents and there are no ongoing risks to the community.

More information will be provided by Police as it comes to hand, and the police have expressed their thanks to the community for their cooperation with avoiding the Eighth St area while forensics work is carried out. (Read original story here)

The advised the following earlier today:

Geraldton Police wish to advise that the current crime scene in place on Eighth St Wonthella will be remaining in place for the foreseeable future.

Eighth St is blocked off from Pass Street, heading in an easterly direction and continues to the intersection of Eighth St and Howard Street.

This crime scene incorporates a number of sporting facilities in that region, and at the present time, Geraldton Police can advise the following:

Geraldton Netball Association: The Geraldton Netball association advise they are cancelling all fixtures for tonight.

Geraldton Basketball Association: Fixtures continuing as per normal. Parking for the basketball association will be utilised at the rear outdoor basketball courts and entry to the complex through the rear entry. No access will be permitted to the front of the premises.

Geraldton Badminton Centre: No contact has been made as yet, but this building is in a position where no persons will have access to it.

The crime scene does not impact parking for the Geraldton Tennis club, bowling club, soccer, Bridge, Squash or the Towns Football club.

Geraldton Police thank the public for their understanding in relation to this incident and will advise when the road re-opens as per usual.