Detectives have charged three men over their alleged roles in the murder of a teenager in Sydney’s inner west earlier this month.
Justin Tsang, aged 17, was reported missing from Canada Bay on Friday 15 March 2019, after his family had not seen or heard from him for four days.
The Homicide Squad, with the assistance of Burwood Police Area Command, established Strike Force Liebert to investigate the circumstances surrounding his suspicious disappearance.
Following inquiries, a body was located buried at a lookout at Wentworth Falls on Tuesday 19 March 2019. The body was later formally identified as Mr Tsang.
Following extensive inquiries, strike force detectives, assisted by South West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squad, executed a search warrant at a home at Burwood Heights yesterday (Wednesday 27 March 2019).
Three 18-year-old men and a 19-year-old man were arrested at the home and taken to local police stations.
Two of the 18-year-old men were charged with murder and take/detain person with intent to obtain advantage occasion actual bodily harm.
Police will allege in court that the men – who were known to Mr Tsang – picked him up from a Drummoyne home on Tuesday 12 March 2019, before seriously assaulting and stabbing him to death at a Burwood Heights property and burying his body at Wentworth Falls.
They were both refused bail to appear at Burwood Local Court later today (Thursday 28 March 2019).
The other 18-year-old man and the 19-year-old man have been released, pending further inquiries.
Following further investigations, detectives arrested another 19-year-old man at Bankstown Police Station about 7.30pm yesterday.
The Punchbowl man was charged with murder and take/detain person with intent to obtain advantage occasion actual bodily harm.
It will be alleged in court that he organised and coordinated the murder of Mr Tsang.
He was refused bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court later today.
Investigations under Strike Force Liebert continue, which includes ongoing examinations at the Burwood Heights home.
Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Liebert investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.