Appeal over suspicious death at St George

Police are appealing for information to piece together the final movements of a man whose body was found in Sydney’s south earlier this month.

St George Detectives established Strike Force Garamond to investigate the circumstances surrounding the suspicious death of 42-year-old, Scott Bradshaw.

Scott was reported missing to St George Police Area Command on Friday 30 April 2021, after he was reportedly last seen in the Brighton Le Sands area about 1pm on Saturday 24 April 2021.

As part of inquiries, detectives attended Rockdale Bicentennial Park on Monday 3 May 2021 and conducted a search of the parkland.

During the search, Scott’s vehicle was located in a nearby car park, adjacent to Bicentennial Park and a man’s body was located partially submerged in a large pond surrounded by bushland.

A post-mortem has since been conducted with the remains formally identified as Scott.

Investigators have established Scott’s vehicle was parked in the carpark about 9.30pm on the night of Saturday 24 April 2021.

On Saturday 29 May 2021 NSW Police Divers carried out a further search of the pond where Scott’s remains had previously been located. Divers recovered clothing which investigators suspect belonged to Scott.

As inquiries continue into the circumstances surrounding his death, Strike Force investigators have released CCTV of people in Bicentennial Park on 24 April 2021. Investigators do not believe they are involved in Scott’s death but would like to speak to them as part of their inquiries.

Police are continuing to piece together Scott’s movements and are appealing for anyone who may have seen or spoken with him during this time to come forward.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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