Homicide Squad arrest two men after the discovery of a man's body - Strike Force Etruscan

Sunday, 21 May 2023 03:43:51 AM

Homicide Squad detectives have arrested two men following an investigation into the discovery of a man’s body on the Mid North Coast.

In March 2023, officers attached to the Regional Enforcement Squad South established Strike Force Almug to investigate the alleged supply of drugs in the Caringbah area.

As inquiries continued, officers engaged State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad after becoming aware of a missing person.

The Homicide Squad established Strike Force Etruscan to investigate further.

On Friday 12 May 2023, strike force detectives conducted a search of Warrell Creek in Macksville on the Mid North Coast, where they recovered the body of a 22-year-old man in a large metal cabinet.

Following further extensive inquiries, a 22-year-old man was arrested at an address on Lawrence Street, Peakhurst, on Monday 15 May 2023.

He was taken to St George Police Station where he was charged with murder.

The man was refused bail and appeared at Sutherland Local Court on Tuesday 16 May 2023, where he was formally refused bail to re-appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday 17 August 2023.

On Wednesday 17 May 2023, homicide detectives travelled to Brisbane and – with assistance from Queensland Police Service (QPS) – executed a number of search warrants across the greater Brisbane area.

A 33-year-old man was arrested on an outstanding warrant, with an application made for his extradition to NSW.

Investigations under Strike Force Etruscan continue.

Anyone with information that may assist 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.

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