Police divers search Norman Creek at Woolloogabba after the murder of Tony McGrath. Photo: Howie Bennett, Channel 9 via Twitter
Police divers search Norman Creek at Woolloogabba after the murder of Tony McGrath. Photo: Howie Bennett, Channel 9 via Twitter

Rugby league community in shock over shooting of refereee

BRISBANE'S rugby league community is struggling to comprehend the shooting murder of high-profile referee Tony McGrath.

A friend found the 57-year-old dead in the garage of his Woolloongabba home in Brisbane's inner-south on Thursday night.

Mr McGrath may have been dead for more than two days before his body was found.

He died of a single shot to his head.

At least one neighbour reported hearing a loud bang last Tuesday between 7pm and 10pm.

The long-time tax office employee, known as "Bunter", lived a quiet life, dedicating much of the past four decades to the Brisbane Rugby League Referees Association, where he served as secretary and treasurer.

More on this story at Brisbanetimes.com.au
 


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