Teens arrested after man's body found in bushland on NSW south coast

| 13.02,20. 08:54 AM |

Teens arrested after man's body found in bushland on NSW south coast

Police search the area in Broulee, on the NSW South Coast. (9News)

Two teenagers have been arrested after the body of a father-of-three was found in bushland near Batemans Bay nearly two weeks ago.
Homicide detectives arrested two 17-year-old males about 7am today in relation to the death of Canberra auctioneer Peter Keeley, who detectives believe was using the dating app Grindr in his final days.
A dog walker told police he found the body of the 56-year-old in bushes not far from the beach in the coastal town of Broulee about 4.50pm on February 2.
Bleary eyed locals stood on their porches and in the front yards after about a dozen police cars pulled up at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and watched on as one of the teenagers was escorted from a home and into the back of an unmarked sedan.
Detectives were later seen talking to a man at the house, believed to be a relative.
9News understands Mr Keeley was found with his legs and wrists tied with duct tape and not far from the Honda Jazz he had been using.
An autopsy came back with inconclusive results but Mr Keeley had suffered injuries to his face.
Mr Keeley had been a successful auctioneer and a much-loved father-of-three who had recently fallen on hard times.
For the past 10 days homicide detectives have been door knocking the sleepy town, speaking to locals and going through Mr Keeley's phone to figure out who had he arranged to meet in the days before his death.
Two teenagers have been taken to Batemans Bay Police Station, where it is expected they will be questioned.


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