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Homicide detectives appeal for information following death of Canberra man on the Far South Coast

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Homicide Squad detectives have released an image of a vehicle and are appealing for information following the suspicious death of a man in the state’s south at the weekend.

About 4.50pm on Sunday (2 February 2020), emergency services were called to bushland near McNee Street at Broulee, following the discovery of a man’s body.

At the time the man’s body was located, he was wearing a dark blue sleeveless fitted t-shirt, light blue jeans and white sneakers.

He is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be a 56-year-old man from Canberra.

A post mortem examination will be conducted in the following days to determine the cause of death.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad and South Coast Police District have established Strike Force Henrick to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

Initial inquiries suggest the man had made arrangements to meet up with a person he had connected with through an online dating application. He travelled by car from Canberra to Batemans Bay on Sunday morning.

As investigations continue, detectives have released an image of the car, a dark purple Honda Jazz, with ACT registration plates YFD 00H.