DEATH OF OLD AGED
Two detectives left to-night for Lismore to investigate the death of Thomas Quilty, 65, whose body was found lying in a foot of water in Fig Tree Creek.
His skull was fractured, and he had wounds on the forehead and face, believed to have been cau- sed by a heavy weapon.
Quilty was seen alive last night in the company of three men whom the police desire to inter- view.
Mr. J. W. Holmes, who found the body, said that Quilty's trou- sers were down around his ankles and his shirt was over his head.
The men, for whom police are combing the North Coast, were seen drinking with Quilty after he had drawn his pension yester- day.
Men Detained by Police
The police to-night detained two men at the railway station and took them to the police sta- tion for questioning in connec- tion with the death of an old- age pensioner at North Lismore, whose body was found in Fig
Following information received the police are anxious to ques- tion a third man who was last seen at Casino at 5 a.m. to-day, 5ft. 4in. in height, with brown hair turning grey; when last seen he was wearing a double-breast- ed blue suit and a fair of danc- ing pumps, and carrying two
small suit cases.