Grim details emerge after floating bodies are found chained together in Gordonbrook Dam

One of the two bodies found chained together and floating in the Gordonbrook Dam near the Queensland town of Kingaroy has now been identified as 51-year-old Darryl Smith.

The bodies were discovered by a male kayaker around 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

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The female body, believed to be a local woman in her late forties, will undergo a post-mortem examination on Tuesday morning, where more details will emerge.

“Only after that is done will we be able to say how these two people died,” Queensland Police Chief Sergeant Paul McCusker said on Monday.

“At this stage we are not looking for anyone else involved.

“I’m not saying it’s not suspicious, what I’m saying is that we’re going to these investigations with an open mind about what happened.”

Darryl Smith, 51, from Kingaroy has been identified as one of the bodies found chained in Gordonbrook Dam on Saturday. Credit: Queensland PoliceDelivered
A Holden Commodore car belonging to Mr Smith was parked at Gordonbrook Dam as of March 13, at least six days before the bodies were located.
A Holden Commodore car belonging to Mr Smith was parked at Gordonbrook Dam as of March 13, at least six days before the bodies were located. Credit: Queensland PoliceDelivered

A white 2004 Holden Commodore wagon with number plates that read 306BS3 belonged to Mr Smith and was parked at Gordonbrook Dam as of March 13, at least six days before the bodies were located, Dtv Snr Sgt McCusker said.

“There was an inflatable mattress near the car, so you might think they were staying in the car at the time.

“The two people were linked by a chain.

“There is a suggestion that they may have been weighed.

“They were floating about 4-5 meters from the edge of the dam.

“There is a small cove near where their car was found.”

Images of Mr Smith, taken on March 10 when he was seen in a post office on Wondai’s main street, have been released in an attempt to obtain information.

“He has been in the Kingaroy Wondai area for the past few years so people may know him well,” said Dtv Snr Sgt McCusker.

“We ask people to think back to where they were, or where they saw Mr. Smith or his vehicle, or anyone they saw with Mr. Smith after this date.

“We’d love to hear from people who saw the van or saw Mr Smith or any woman he was traveling with in the Kingaroy area at the time.”

Mr Smith’s family is also helping police with details of their last contact with him.

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