ACT Policing is calling for anyone who saw a silver 2006 Honda Accord sedan or groups of people around Philip on the night of Glenn Walewicz’s murder (Thursday, 10 June) to come forward with information.
Police recovered the vehicle – which they believe was in the Phillip area around the time of the murder – crashed on Coppins Crossing Road, Denman Prospect, the next morning (Friday, 11 June).
Mr Walewicz died from a single gunshot shortly after one or more people knocked on the door of his Mansfield Place townhouse in Phillip at about 11:45 pm.
ACT Policing Criminal Investigations Detective Superintendent Scott Moller said several witnesses had been interviewed.
When asked if police had some suspects and persons of interest in mind, Detective Superintendent Moller said, “there are a number of lines of inquiry we are pursuing at the moment, and I am confident that those lines of inquiry will lead us to the murderer”.
Detective Superintendent Moller did not confirm whether the Honda Accord was stolen, only saying that it had undergone extensive forensic testing over the last month. Several items were found in the car but a firearm has not yet been recovered.
Detective Superintendent Moller said he would like to speak to anyone who saw the vehicle in Canberra on the night of the murder.
“There are a number of people, I know, who have seen this. They are the people I want to come forward. They are the people I want to hear from [and] it is in their best interest to come forward and talk to me,” he said.
“In particular, we would like to speak to anyone who may have assisted or spoken to the driver of the Honda after it ran off Coppins Crossing Road.”
Police are also appealing for anyone who saw a group of people in the area on the night of the murder, or the night after scanning the area with torches, to come forward.
It is not clear if it is the same group of people, Detective Superintendent Moller said.
While it was “absolutely” a targeted attack, he said the murder is not linked to organised crime or Operation Ironside.
“There are a number of different motives we are following at the moment, but I will not go into the particular aspects of those motives at this time,” he said.
Police are also renewing their request to speak to anyone who knew Glenn Walewicz or has any information about his murder. Anyone with information should contact the Homicide Team directly on 02 5126 9590.