The man, who has not been seen since his home was ‘bombed’, shared several disturbing Facebook posts in the hours leading up to the fire.
Garry William Maidment’s two-storey unit in Nambucca Close, Murrumba Downs, north Brisbane, caught fire in the chimney at around 12.50pm on Wednesday.
By 4:55 p.m., seven fire crews had been dispatched to tackle the massive blaze that had engulfed the house and a no-go zone had been set up across the complex area.
Four 9kg petrol bottles were found in the living room of the house when detectives were able to enter the property on Thursday morning.
Acting Detective Inspector Stephen Windsor said the presence of people was discovered near a fifth bottle of gasoline in the unit’s storage room.
The forensic investigation will take several hours.
Maidment began posting on his Facebook page on Monday that he intended to take revenge on his corporate structure, his financial institution and the Reserve Bank of Australia.
For three days, Mr Maidment explained how he could now default on his mortgage and was inclined to give up his residence.
Garry William Maidment’s unit (above) at Murrumba Downs, north Brisbane, caught fire in the chimney at around 12.50pm on Wednesday
The unit (above) was completely destroyed by the fire, which Queensland Police consider suspicious
“Now that I can no longer pay the new mortgage payment, I lose my house,” he wrote.
“Most people would run away, but when you cornered a tiger like me, I fight back and tear you apart.
“I have devised a plan to financially damage the bank and the legal entity.
‘You know what’s good? I don’t have to spend time in jail because then I’ll be gone.
Maidment shared her final post just an hour before Queensland Fire and Emergency Services were called to her department.
“What remains of my body for burial is reserved for family members,” he said.
“It’s true, I’m adopted, so no bloodline. It looks like my build is probably John’s.
Other posts shared details about his family life and his hatred of ‘big business’.
Mr Maidment posted a number of messages (one above) in front of the fireplace within a few hours about how he may have ‘disappeared’ after completing his revenge plan on his physique – he didn’t not heard for this reason.
Mr Maidment’s reports detailed how he could now default on his mortgage and was about to give up his residence (above)
“The Reserve Bank Board is insulting the poor with mortgages,” he wrote.
Big business profits (have been) very excessive over the past two years, but mortgage holders are being ripped off by inflation from massive corporate profits.
“My mortgage payments were $1,200 15 months ago and (now are) just under $3,000.”
Inspector Windsor confirmed at a press conference on Thursday morning that the house belonged to a man in his 60s.
“There have been challenges and current pressures in men’s lives and he has made some comments about that,” he said.
“Forensics, who are trained in this area, are working slowly on the cases, making sure all the evidence is found.”
The Australian quota for Mr Maidment’s gardening service, Whip ‘n’ Mow North Brisbane, was lifted on July 10.
Queensland Police said they considered the fire suspicious, but no suspects were wanted.
Queensland Police said they were concerned about the fireplace and were very involved in Mr Maidment’s welfare as he has since been unavailable (pictured, location of fireplace)
Large flames billowing from the house could be seen from the surrounding suburbs and neighbors as far away as three miles reported the sound of an ‘explosion’ shortly before help was called.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.
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