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The father of murder victim Stephanie Scott has died in a freak accident.

Robert Scott died about 12pm Tuesday after being crushed by a tree near Canowindra, in the New South Wales central west.

On Tuesday afternoon, NSW Police confirmed a man died after being hit by a falling tree in the NSW Central West. Police said the family had been informed and were “beside themselves”.

Emergency services were called to a farm on Namami Road, near Canowindra, about 12pm following reports the man, aged in his 60s, had died.

Inquiries suggest the man was hit by a falling tree while clearing trees on the property. His body was located this morning after he wasn’t seen overnight.

Our hearts break for the Scott family. This is so terribly unfair after everything else they have suffered.

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  • My thoughts are with the family at this sad time

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  • This family has suffered two tragedies in a very short time. A lot of trees have fallen recently because of stormy weather. Robert was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The tops of trees get very heavy when wet, are “top heavy” and simply snap or blow over. Some don’t have very deep roots to support the upper growth. May they both rest in peace.

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  • Yes, I read it yesterday. There is no end in the sadness this family has to endure. :-(

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  • I am so saddened for this family. May Stephanie and her father rest in peace.

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  • My thoughts are with the family,very sad news to hear.

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  • condolences to the family, after all they have been through this is terrible news
    God help them

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  • My thoughts are with this family. oxo

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  • So sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

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  • I cannnot begin to understand how much hurt this family is going through. Life is so unfair sometimes.

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  • This family has had to deal with so much tragedy. My deepest condolences.

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  • condolences to the family, after all they have been through this is terrible news :(

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  • Just have to feel sorry for this family – to have this happen when they are still trying to come to grips with the loss of their daughter and reliving the events through the trial. RIP

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  • This poor family. My thoughts are with them

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  • So often bad things pile on each other.

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  • How terrible, I feel terrible for the mother of Stephanie Scott, now she has lost a husband and her daughter. I hope she has other family to support her through this!

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