Cedar Pocket murder scene. Photo Tanya Easterby / The Gympie Times
Cedar Pocket murder scene. Photo Tanya Easterby / The Gympie Times Tanya Easterby

New lead in headless torso probe

POLICE investigating the discovery of a man's body at Cedar Pocket on September 19 are appealing for further public assistance.

Gympie CIB officer in charge Gregg Davey said police would like to speak with the occupant of a vehicle seen on Cedar Pocket Rd on the evening the body was located.

"We believe a late model compact car, possibly a hatchback in the gold or orange colour range was parked in the area around the time where the torso of the man was located.

"We are urging the person connected with this vehicle to come forward to police," Snr Sgt Davey said.

"It is thought this person and the car are connected in some way to the disposal of the body.

"We are also asking members of the public who may have information relating to this car to come forward.

"Perhaps you know who owns it, or who drives it regularly," he said.

"In addition, we would still like anybody who was on Cedar Pocket Road in the early evening of September 19 to contact us."

Senior Sergeant Davey said the dead man is yet to be identified.

"This man is missing from someone's life.

"We are urging anyone who may have concerns for the welfare of a man they know to contact us.

"Whether it's someone from your family, a neighbour, someone you work with, or just someone you usually see out and about, if you haven't seen them since September 19, please let us know."

The headless and mutilated body of a man was discovered by a volunteer rural fire fighter, called to help extinguish a grass fire, after the body was apparently set alight.

Members of the public can provide information to Gympie Police on 5480 111 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.