A manhunt in the Northern Territory to find the alleged killer of Broadwater man Edward ‘Ned’ Kelly has entered its fourth day without success.
Jonathan Andrew Stenberg, 46, who owned property adjacent to Mr Kelly at Broadwater, allegedly decapitated him late last week before disappearing.
Mr Kelly’s body was found in his home on Thursday but according to media reports his head has not been recovered.
Stenberg’s utility was found partially hidden by leaves in a NT wildlife park near Berry Springs about 50km south of Darwin on Tuesday. A gun was found in the vehicle and police believe he is carrying more.
More than 100 police were brought in to hunt Stenberg and the local community went into temporary lockdown.
Subsequent media reports have revealed that Stenberg had served overseas in the military and that he and Mr Kelly had had a previous altercation about three years ago in which Mr Kelly had been injured.
Mr Kelly’s niece told APN Media Mr Kelly was ‘covered in blood’ after Stenberg ‘beat him with a piece of wood’ on the previous occasion. She added that trouble had flared again between them in the week before the murder.
The police search is continuing.