'Beautiful soul': Tributes for young dad found shot dead



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Jarrod Turner's body was found by a road north of Hobart.

A young father found dead on the side of a Tasmanian road had been shot, police say.

The body of Jarrod Turner, aged in his 20s, was found yesterday morning at Colebrook Road near Richmond, about 25 kilometres north of Hobart.

Tasmania Police are treating his death as suspicious and confirmed today he suffered a gunshot wound.

Mr Turner's Facebook page said he was a single father to two young boys.

Jarrod Turner was a father to two young boys. (Facebook)
Tributes from loved ones have been posted online today.

"Rest in peace Jarrod, you'll be gone but never forgotten," one person wrote.

"You've made so many memories with so many people."

Another wrote: "Heaven has gained another angel!! Someone who had a beautiful soul and a kind heart. A man who'd always put a smile on anyone's face. May you rest in peace now Jarrod and party hard up there!!"

A post mortem will be undertaken, with results to help police in their investigation.

Colebrook Road between Francis Street and Fingerpost Road remains closed as the scene is examined.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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