A BENDIGO man who visited John and Douglas Streeter in Natte Yallock the day before the brothers were found dead has been shocked by their suspected murder.
Elders Bendigo district wool manager Adam Millard said he was deeply shocked to discover the death of the two men, whose farm he had visited on Wednesday.
The two men found were with gunshot wounds in the front yard of John’s property on Thursday night.
Police are still investigating how the men died but do not believe it was a murder-suicide.
Mr Millard said he normally visited the Streeters’ sheep breeding properties a few times a year.
He said the Streeters were their “regular selves” the day before they were killed.
“They were just their regular selves. They were happy, relaxed. I’m still in shock that this has happened,” Mr Millard said.
He said said the pair were very well known in the small town of Natte Yallock, which has a population of about 200.
He described them as good, ordinary farmers.
“The Streeters have been at Natte Yallock forever,” he said.
“They were heavily involved in the local community.
“I’ve only spoken to a few people but I’m sure the whole local community is in a state of shock.”
Mr Millard was hoping for more information on the brothers’ deaths. “It will be good to see it resolved,” he said.