Shoalhaven News

Cold case death still a baffling mystery


Detectives have released a digital forensic facial reconstruction as inquiries continue to attempt to identify a man whose remains were located in Sydney’s south-west almost two decades ago.

The bones were subject to anthropological analysis and various forensic examinations, and despite exhaustive inquiries and comparisons to missing persons cases from across the state, detectives were not able to identify the man at the time.

Late last year, investigators engaged the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at the University of Dundee in Scotland to construct a digital forensic facial reconstruction.


Investigators have released the artist’s impressions developed through the reconstruction, which depict what the man may have looked like and are appealing for assistance from the community to help identify him.

At the time of the man’s death – which was believed to be in the early 1980s – he was believed to be aged between 35 and 45, and described as 166-174cm tall, with a muscular build, dark brown/black hair, and brown eyes.

Campbelltown City Crime Manager, Detective Chief Inspector Greg Inger, appealed to the community to look at the images to see if they recognise the man from their past.

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Tavoy investigators is urged to contact to Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000

Image source: NSW Police

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