Australia Police hunt for Grindr connection after man's body dumped in bushland
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The trial of a man accused of killing a man and woman, whose bodies were found in a locked toolbox dumped in a lagoon south of Brisbane, hears if the facts of the case are true it is a "breathtakingly evil act".Two people who were bound and locked in a toolbox which was then dumped into a lagoon south of Brisbane could be heard "calling out and pleading for their lives" as they were submerged, a court has heard
Police believe that a man whose body was dumped in the bush on the South Coast over the weekend was in the small town of Broulee to meet a man he connected with on dating app Grindr.
A bushwalker made the gruesome discovery of a man's body in bushland in Broulee on Sunday afternoon, and called emergency services just before 5pm.
The State Crime Command's Homicide Squad and the South Coast Police District have formed Strike Force Henrick to investigate the man's death, which investigators believe is suspicious.
Police hunt for Grindr connection after man's body dumped in bushland
The man's body was found by a dog walker on Sunday afternoon, with the car he was driving also dumped nearby.A bushwalker made the gruesome discovery of a man's body in bushland in Broulee on Sunday afternoon, and called emergency services just before 5pm.
"A post mortem will be conducted this week, but detectives are treating this as a suspicious death," Homicide Squad commander Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty told reporters on Tuesday.
The victim has yet to be formally identified, but police believe him to be a 56-year-old from Canberra.
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"He is known to have used a number of dating apps, and one of them is Grindr."
Superintendent Doherty said investigators believe he drove from Canberra to the Batemans Bay area in a purple Honda Jazz on Sunday morning.
The car, which belonged to a friend, was also found dumped in bushland about 300 metres from the man's body.
It has been seized for forensic examination.
"The Broulee area is a small community, we hope that someone may have information... or knowledge of people that use those dating apps that meet in that area around Broulee," he said.
"It might be an area where people may have met before, they may have knowledge of the man in the car."
Superintendent Doherty confirmed that police would conduct a forensic audit of the man's phone to establish with whom he communicated on the app.
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