Griffith Local Area Command
State Crime Command Homicide Squad
Police Renew Appeal And Re-Visit Scene Where Man’s Body Found – Griffith
Police will today re-visit the scene where the body of a man was found partially burnt on the side of the road near Griffith last week.
About 9 am, Tuesday 29 December, a member of the public found the man’s body on the side of Wilga Road at Willbriggie.
Police from Griffith Local Area Command with the assistance of officers from the State Crime Command Homicide Squad are conducting investigations into the man’s death with a search of the area to be conducted today.
Twelve officers from the Operational Support Group will this morning search a section of Wilga Road at Willbriggie looking for any evidence that could assist with the investigation.
A formal identification of the man’s body is still to be conducted however investigators believe the body to be that of a 25-year-old Indian man.
Police have made contact with the man’s family in India as well been as the Indian Consulate in order to assist in the identification process.
Griffith Local Area Command Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Paul Smith said they had received a significant amount of information from members of the public following the man’s death.
“I would like to thank members of the public for coming forward and providing valuable information contributing to our investigation into the man’s death.
“We are however very keen to hear from anyone who travelled along the Wilga Road or the North Kooba Settlers Road between midnight Monday 28 December and 6 am Tuesday 29 December.”
“Irrespective of whether motorists believe they saw anything or not, we would love to speak to anyone who travelled along these two roads during that time.” Detective Inspector Paul Smith said.
At this stage Police are ruling out widening the investigation pending further inquiries.
Anyone who travelled through the area at the specified time or has information which could assist Police is urged to contact Griffith Police on (02) 6969 4211 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.