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Police arrest man over Gold Coast murder of Adam Marriott

Queensland police have arrested and charged Glen Tipler, 38, over the murder of Gold Coast man Adam Marriott.

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Marriott (pictured) was found dead on the evening of Wednesday 9th February after fire fighters were called to a town house in Coomera. Firefighters discovered the body of the 21-year-old inside the property.

Police have now charged Tipler, Marriott’s ex-partner with murder and several other offences.

Police allege that Tipler started the fire that caused Marriott’s death, he has also been charged with arson and stalking offences. Tipler was charged in a bedside hearing, he is currently in hospital receiving treatment for significant burns.

“It will be alleged that around 11pm, a fire was deliberately lit at a Leichardt Street residence causing the death of a 21-year-old Coomera man,” a police spokesperson said.

The LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation has commented on the case saying Marriott’s death was a tragedy.

“While the matter remains under police investigation, the Foundation recognises the impact Adam’s death has on LGBTQ people and the entire community.

“Incidents like these should never happen and we offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

“The Foundation is committed to ending domestic and family violence in our communities and provides a range of resources to raise awareness about this insidious issue.

Domestic and family violence can affect anyone, no matter your gender or sexuality.” the organisation posted to social media.

Adam Marriott grew up in Wyong, New South Wales, but had lived in Queensland for several years.

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