ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations team is continuing its homicide investigation after a 27-year-old Canberra man was found dead in Braddon early yesterday morning (Thursday, August 4).
Police were called to a location outside Northbourne Flats on Northbourne Avenue, Braddon around 6.40am. The man’s body was found lying under a tree in a grassed area about 15 metres from the roadway.
The man had suffered extensive and severe head injuries. Police believe that a sharp edged object was used to inflict the injuries.
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The man is yet to be formally identified. A post-mortem is expected to be conducted on Monday (August 8).
Police enquiries indicate the victim had caught a Greyhound bus from Melbourne on Wednesday evening and had arrived at the Jolimont Centre at 4am yesterday (Thursday, August 4). Early investigations indicate the man called a family member before walking north along Northbourne Avenue.
Detective Superintendent Brett McCann wished to stress to the public the importance of reporting any information, no matter how small, to Crime Stoppers immediately.
“Even if you think what you know about this investigation is not relevant, let police make that decision. You may hold the missing piece we need to solve this homicide,” Detective Superintendent McCann said.
Information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.
UPDATE: Headline amended after police operations started receiving multiple complaints.