Nail salon spa owner’s body found on Brisbane beach

A body found in a shallow creek near the Gold Coast has been identified as that of an Australian tattoo artist who died last year.

Key points:The body of a tattoo artist found on the Gold Coasts coastline was identified as Kelly JonesThe body was found near the intersection of Boonmee and Gorman Streets, in BrisbaneThe body had been reported missing to police the week before it was discoveredThe death of Kelly Jones, a tattoo parlour owner who was last seen on the beach on August 27, 2017, was ruled a homicide after an autopsy was carried out.

The body, believed to be Kelly Jones’s, was found about 6:30am on Wednesday morning (local time) near the junction of Bongmore Street and Gollestown Road.

A police spokeswoman said the deceased man was not known to the victim and the case was being treated as a homicide.

“It’s a very, very sad case and it’s a really sad loss,” Senior Sergeant Ian Wilson said.

“The deceased’s body was discovered a short time ago.”

He’s not known at this stage.

“Detective Inspector Mark McNeil said the cause of death had not yet been determined.”

We are still investigating what led to his death and that’s what we’re trying to do at the moment,” he said.

Police have not released any further details of the circumstances of the death.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Inspector McNeil on 1800 333 000.

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