Police investigate after greyhound trainer found dead

Police are investigating the death of a respected greyhound trainer and breeder whose body was found at a property in Devon Meadows, a town south-east of Melbourne, on Tuesday.

Karen Leek, 69, was found dead on the property at 10am on Tuesday with homicide detectives treating the death as suspicious.

“Investigators are appealing for anyone who may have seen any activity at the [Devon Meadows] property over the past few days to come forward,” a police statement read.

“We would also like to hear from anyone who drove past the address or through the area and has dash-cam footage.”

The death has shocked the industry with Greyhound Racing Victoria issueing a statement stating that Leek was “one of the most respected people in greyhound racing”.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

GRV Statement:

The greyhound racing community is devastated by the shock news that Karen Leek has passed away, aged 69.

Karen was one of the most respected people in greyhound racing, recognised for her success as a breeder, rearer and trainer.

Based in Devon Meadows, Karen had an outstanding reputation as a commercial rearer, having raised many champions including Bewildering, Brokenwood, Extreme Magic, Godsend, Moreira and Nolen.

Karen was also a major contributor to greyhound racing administration, including volunteering her time on various panels for the betterment of the sport and being a member of the Greyhound Owners Trainers & Breeders Association (GOTBA).

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