Appeal for information as investigations continue into suspicious death near Nyngan

Tuesday, 14 February 2023 02:00:45 PM

Homicide Squad detectives are continuing investigations into the suspicious death of a man on a property near Nyngan last month.

About 7.45am on Wednesday 25 January 2023, police and emergency services were called to a home on Gilgai Road, Miandetta, about 25km from Nyngan, after concerns were raised for the welfare of the resident.

Officers from Central North Police District attended and located the body of a man inside the property.

He has since been formally identified as 59-year-old Joel Carter.

A crime scene was established and has since been examined by specialist forensic officers.

A post-mortem examination determined Mr Carter died from significant head trauma.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, assisted by the Central North Police District, have established Strike Force Namadgi to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

As investigations continue, strike force detectives are appealing for members of the community who have information which may assist with their ongoing inquiries to come forward.

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Namadgi investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.