Two charged as investigations continue into man’s death at Emu Plains

Two men have been charged as inquiries continue into the fatal stabbing of a man in Sydney’s west earlier this week.

About 8am on Thursday (24 September 2020), emergency services were called to a reserve on Russell Street, Emu Plains, after reports the body of a man had been located.

He has since been formally identified as a 23-year-old man from Erskine Park.

A vehicle found crashed nearby was seized for forensic examination.

Detectives from Nepean Police Area Command established Strike Force Mathinna to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

As part of inquiries, investigators arrested a 26-year-old man at a home on McCauley Crescent, Emu Plains, about 7.15pm and a 22-year-old man at a home on Monica Avenue, Hassall Grove, about 7.40pm yesterday (Friday 25 September 2020).

The men were taken to Penrith and St Marys Police Station, respectively.

Both were charged with conceal serious indictable offence of other and hinder investigation serious indictable offence of other.

Police will allege in court that the men provided investigators false and misleading information regarding the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

They were refused bail to appear before Parramatta Bail Court today (Saturday 26 September 2020).

Investigations continue.

Anyone with information that can assist Strike Force Mathinna investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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