BREAKING: Man found dead in Wentworth Park

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  • The SMH has reported that a man in his 20-30’s has been found deceased in Wentworth Park around 1pm today
  • State Homicide Police have been notified and are treating his death as suspicious 

Updates throughout the afternoon…

Update
Sunday 16th @ 3:15 PM

Police are now door knocking locals in Glebe and Ultimo as they continue to investigate the mysterious death of the man, now believed to be of Asian appearance and in his mid to late 30s. He has not been formally identified. (The Guardian).

The man was discovered by a local around 1pm yesterday (15/08), face-down and covered in leaf matter from a large fig tree overhead.

The police have not given any information about how long the man’s body is assumed to have been located in the park before it was discovered, nor which injuries he had sustained.

We’re keeping an open mind of what led to the death of this male person

Detective Inspector Gavin Beck from Leichhardt LAC

An autopsy will be conducted on Monday.

9:10 PM

Police are now appealing to the public for any information that may assist their investigation.

Contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page 

4:43 PM

The SMH’S Ben Cubby reports that evidence markers were placed around the body in multiple locations underneath the tree.

The crime scene is around 100m from a children’s playground.

Forensics examined the body and placed yellow numbers around the scene on Saturday afternoon, as kids and their parents played on swings and slides obliviously nearby

BEN CUBBY, SMH

Police dogs were used to determine a perimeter around the body, as locals began to merge near the activity.

…the body was visible behind a sagging branch, covered in leaf litter

BEN CUBBY, SMH

4:35 PM

Investigation has now commenced, police confirm his death is suspicious.

4:11 PM

Police have not yet identified the man, crime scene established.

3:55 PM

Locals are reacting on social media to the area being taped off 

3:19 PM

The body was found underneath a large tree on the Glebe side of the park.

Police from forensics, patrol and plains clothed divisions were in attendance according to latest reports.

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