Police lay murder charge after body found in Tweed Heads park

Detectives at Tweed/Byron Police District have charged a man after a body was found in a Tweed Heads park last week.

Emergency services were called to Jack Evans Boat Harbour Park on Coral Street about 11am (Friday 22 November 2019), after a couple walking their dog found the man’s body in a sleeping bag.

The deceased has subsequently been identified as being a 56-year-old man, believed to have been sleeping in the park.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District established a crime scene and initiated an investigation under Strike Force Thurralilly, assisted by detectives from State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad.

Following inquiries, a 34-year-old man was arrested as he got off a bus in Wharf Street, Tweed Heads, about 3.15pm yesterday (Tuesday 26 November 2019).

He was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he has now been charged with murder.

The man has been refused bail to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court later today (Wednesday 27 November 2019).

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