QUIET TOWN LEFT REELING – Sunday March 17 2013

– Not much usually happens on Saturday afternoons in the country town of Avoca.
The community of almost 1000 people generally ambles along, but yesterday it was the centre of a dramatic arrest linked to the murders of two brothers – respected sheep farmers.
The arrest was a blow to the Avoca community, about 100 kilometres north of Ballarat, already reeling from the murders of outstanding citizens Doug and John Streeter.
About lunchtime, police and homicide officers converged on the water tower at the back of Cambridge Street, only a few hundred metres from Doug Streeter’s house.
Ambulance units parked beside the tower and a helicopter hovered overhead as police arrested a suspect.
The Bendigo man, 30, was taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital in an ambulance, led by a police escort.
Relatives and friends of the victims had been holding a vigil outside Doug Streeter’s home, supporting his grieving sons and wife Helen, who discovered the bodies.
A neighbour reported seeing cars that were at the scene of yesterday’s water tower drama, parked outside the victim’s house. Graham McMurray said he immediately suspected the water tower commotion and the shootings were linked. “I saw all those cars around the water tower where the incident was,” Mr McMurray said – James Dowling


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