Police still don't know what killed man found in Nambour creek
UPDATE: POLICE are still searching for answers to why a man's body was found partially submerged in a Nambour creek.
A man's body was discovered by SES volunteers on Sunday afternoon in Petrie Creek, surrounded by thick scrub behind Aldi Nambour.
Detectives told The Daily today's post mortem was inconclusive, meaning the cause of death is still unknown.
The police are now awaiting the results of toxicology reports to determine how the man died.
Acting Detective Inspector David Somerville said the body showed no obvious signs of injuries, including bullet or stab wounds.
Det Insp Somerville confirmed police had identified the body, however could not publicly release his name until the next of kin had been notified.
EARLIER: A LABOURER last seen buying groceries at Woolworths Nambour could match the identity of a body found in a shallow creek.
A post-mortem will be held today to determine the cause of death of a man found partially submerged in Petrie Creek at the bottom of a 4m embankment behind Aldi.
Police have confirmed the body resembles the description of a man who was reported missing from Nambour last Wednesday.
SES volunteers searching for 36-year-old Michael Gent found the body among thick scrub behind Howard St about 2.40 on Sunday afternoon.
Acting Detective Inspector David Somerville said the body had not been formally identified and police would treat the death as suspicious until a cause of death was determined.
He said there was "no obvious sign of any injuries" on the body, which was estimated to have been in the creek for the past four or five days.
"The search that was being conducted was in relation to the missing gentleman in the Nambour area. As a result of that search, the body was located," Det Insp Somerville said.
Det Insp Somerville said Mr Gent was on the Sunshine Coast working as a carpenter. He travelled around Queensland looking for casual jobs.
It is believed he had been travelling with a friend and was working at Emerald before coming to the Coast.
Mr Gent was at Woolworths Nambour when his friend was called away.
When he returned to the shopping centre he could not find Mr Gent.
A search for Mr Gent has been underway ever since.
Mr Gent is described as 185cm tall with a slim build, dark brown hair, olive complexion, and a full dark-greying beard.
He was last seen wearing light-coloured knee-length shorts and a long-sleeve orange shirt, and was carrying a grey backpack.
Police urge anyone who saw anything suspicious to come forward.
Phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit their webpage at http://www.crimestoppers.com.au.