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Detectives investigating murder of former Kiama man head to the US

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Detectives have travelled to California to extradite a man over the 2018 murder of former Kiama resident Wachira ‘Mario’ Phetmang, whose body was discovered in June of last year on the side of the road at Sydney Olympic Park.

The body was wrapped in a plastic material and covered with a mattress protector.

A post mortem examination revealed Mario had been seriously assaulted, and his cause of death was blunt-force trauma.

Strike Force Sinder detectives investigating the death were notified last year of a US national arrested in California on an unrelated matter and the 38-year-old has now been ordered to be extradited to Australia.

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