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Vehicle of interest identified in murder of 15-year-old Brayden Dillon - SCC Homicide Squad

Monday, 10 July 2017 12:21:40 AM

Detectives investigating the murder of a teenage boy in Sydney’s south-west on Good Friday are appealing for assistance to locate a vehicle of interest.

Police were called to a home on Moresby Avenue, Glenfield, about 6.10am on Friday 14 April 2017, and found 15-year-old Brayden Dillon in bed with a gunshot wound to his head.

He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a critical condition, where he later died.

An investigation was launched by detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad and Macquarie Fields Local Area Command under Strike Force Wongala.

The Homicide Squad’s Detective Chief Inspector Mark Henney has appealed for assistance to identify and locate a vehicle he believes is connected to Brayden’s murder.

“Detectives have reviewed hours of CCTV throughout the Glenfield area tracking numerous vehicles, but this one is the only one which fits the timeframe,” Det Ch Insp Henney said.

“This car arrives in the area about 15 minutes before the murder and is seen leaving the area less than five minutes after the murder.”

Strike Force investigators have released CCTV of the vehicle, which is described as a white Mazda 3 hatch, with what appears to be white registration plates and a green P-plate.

“Unfortunately, the registration is not clear in any of the vision we have reviewed, and while we are still going through other CCTV, we hope a member of the community may be able to assist – either by recognising the car or possibly captured on a dash-cam,” Det Ch Insp Henney said.

“It’s only a matter of time before we find it ourselves, but we’d love someone to help speed the process up.

“We believe once we locate this car, we will be able to identify those responsible for the murder.”

As investigators continue to review footage to trace the vehicle to its origin, Det Ch Insp Henney also appealed for anyone with information that may assist to come forward.

“From the information we have gathered, the murder was planned and calculated, so it’s likely there are people who know what happened, even if they weren’t directly involved,” Det Ch Insp Henney said.

“Brayden’s murder was particularly callous – this was a 15-year-old boy who was shot dead while he slept in his bed over the Easter weekend.

“This Wednesday would have been Brayden’s 16th birthday, and we hope the community will help us give his family the gift of justice,” Det Ch Insp Henney said.

Police are urging anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Wongala detectives to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.