18 January 2021

Police locate the body of missing man Alex Coppinger

| David Murtagh
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The man was located after an extensive search of the Tidbinbilla area. Photo: File.

UPDATED 4:20 pm: ACT Policing has confirmed that the body located adjacent to Paddy’s River Road at Paddy’s River this morning is that of missing man Alex Coppinger.

He was reported missing yesterday when he left to ride his motorbike to the west of Canberra. Police located his body after an extensive overnight and early morning search of the Tidbinbilla area.

Mr Coppinger is the ACT’s first road fatality of 2021.

ACT Policing Major Collision Team is investigating the circumstances of the incident and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Anyone with dash-cam footage or information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6716436. Information can be provided anonymously.

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