INVESTIGATION CONTINUES: Police are investigating the death of Ipswich man Joseph Bornen (pictured inset) after a disturbance at a Moore Park Beach house on Wednesday.
INVESTIGATION CONTINUES: Police are investigating the death of Ipswich man Joseph Bornen (pictured inset) after a disturbance at a Moore Park Beach house on Wednesday. Max Fleet BUNMPB

Mystery surrounds Ipswich man's death after house fight

AN IPSWICH man has died in mysterious circumstances following a disturbance near Bundaberg.

Joseph Bornen, 46, of Silkstone, was discovered unconscious and without a pulse after emergency services were called to a domestic disturbance at Moore Park Beach on Wednesday afternoon.

Police performed CPR on Mr Bornen before he was transported to Bundaberg Hospital.

Mr Bornen was later pronounced dead.

Tragically for his family, Mr Bornen was the father of Andrew Bornen, the 16-year-old Ipswich boy who was fatally struck by a car while he was in police custody in 2009.

Bundaberg police were yesterday still trying to piece together the events that led to Mr Bornen's death.

They are speaking to a 31-year-old man who lives at the Sylvan Dr residence where the initial disturbance was reported about 4.30pm Wednesday.

Police received multiple Triple-0 calls over an alleged physical altercation at the house.

Preliminary investigations indicate the deceased and another 57-year-old man attended the address and spoke with the 31-year-old man.

Bundaberg Detective Inspector David Briese said it appeared all the men involved were known to each other.

"What we do know is that all the people are known to each other, some are actually related, so we believe it's a family matter," he said.

"We do have information that a baseball bat was used at some point during the disturbance, however we are not sure exactly in what way or what injures were caused by that baseball bat."

Det Inspt Briese yesterday said at this stage no charges had been laid and they were waiting on the results of the autopsy.

"We're still trying to determine exactly what occurred and how the injuries to the deceased occurred and we're still awaiting an autopsy," he said.

"Until we have the autopsy, we'd only be guessing."