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Goulburn Local Area Command

Strike Force Gosling Detectives Appeal For Information After Body Found – Mt. Murray

Police are yet to formally identify the body of a man found in a burnt-out blue 1990s model Mazda 626 on Monday morning.

About 7 am on Monday 25 January 2010, authorities were alerted by a driver of a passing freight train to a vehicle on fire in bushland off Mount Murray Road at Mount Murray.

When Police arrived they found the badly-burnt remains of a man, who is yet to be identified, inside the destroyed vehicle.

A post mortem examination conducted yesterday at Glebe has proved inconclusive. Further forensic testing will be conducted.

It is expected the results of these tests will not be known for several weeks.

Strike Force Gosling, comprising Lake Illawarra Local Area Command detectives, detectives from across the Southern Region and the State Crime Command Homicide Squad, has been formed to investigate the circumstances leading up to the man’s death.

Strike Force detectives are appealing for information relating to the movements of the Mazda 626 prior to the fire.

If anyone was in the vicinity of Mount Murray/Macquarie Pass between late afternoon on Sunday 24 January and 7 am on Monday and saw the above vehicle or any other suspicious activity, they are asked to contact Police.

If anyone has any information in relation regarding the death of the unidentified man, can they please contact Lake Illawarra Detectives on (02) 42952699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

All information will be kept strictly confidential.

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