News

Police reveal body found in bag was man aged over 50

Tweed police say the body belonged to a man aged 50 to 70.
Tweed police say the body belonged to a man aged 50 to 70. John Gass

UPDATED, 4.02pm:  The decayed remains of a body found at Tumbulgum on Saturday night are of a man between 50 and 70 years, police say.

Police said detectives from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command, with the assistance of the State Crime Command's Homicide Squad, are continuing investigations into the matter.

They are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area to contact them.

Anyone with information about the matter is asked to contact Tweed Heads Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information can be provided anonymously and will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

 

INITIAL REPORT, 1.32pm:  Police hope the gender and age of a body found in the Tweed River will be determined today.

A police spokeswoman said a post mortem examination would determine critical pieces of information about the remains found in a bag at Tumbulgum on Saturday.

"It is unknown if the body is male or female," she said.

The investigation is still at a local level with Tweed/Byron Local Area Command detectives and homicide investigating.

About 7pm on Saturday a Tumbulgum fisherman discovered a bag on the banks of the river near Dulguigan Rd.

He contacted police who visited the scene and confirmed the bag contained heavily decomposed human remains.

A police spokeswoman said the remains were not found in a plastic bag.

Tweed SES crews were tasked by police to search the Tweed River after a body was found.

Tweed regional SES controller Brian Sheahan said his members conducted a thorough land and boat search.

No evidence was found during the hour search which was conducted between Tumbulgum and Murwillumbah.

Tweed, Pottsville and Murwillumbah SES crews were all involved in the search.

Topics:  tumbulgum, tweed police


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Search for Lismore’s new supermodel

Senior finalists represented Lismore in the 2015 Tamblyn Model Discovery Grand Final.

Tamblyn Young Model Search held from Thursday at Lismore Square

Woolworths to sack 500 staff, close at least 17 stores

This is despite the supermarket earning $2.5 billion for the year.

The best and worst bits of Splendour from our experts

The Amphitheatre received Flume with open arms and danced to his music on Sunday night.

Glitter, fake marriages, see-through clothing and gorgeous weather

Latest deals and offers

Was this band expelled from Splendour for nudity?

Melbourne bar owner says he saw UK rock band Fat White Family being escorted out of the backstage area

Search for Lismore’s new supermodel

Senior finalists represented Lismore in the 2015 Tamblyn Model Discovery Grand Final.

Tamblyn Young Model Search held from Thursday at Lismore Square

Woolworths to sack 500 staff, close at least 17 stores

This is despite the supermarket earning $2.5 billion for the year.

The best and worst bits of Splendour from our experts

The Amphitheatre received Flume with open arms and danced to his music on Sunday night.

Glitter, fake marriages, see-through clothing and gorgeous weather

Splendour found The Cure

Robert Smith at the Splendour in the Grass Amphitheatre stage during The Cure's show.

Day two of Splendour in the Grass

Gallery donations roll with thanks

Donors gather at The Regional Art Gallery hear from the architect, Dominic Finlay Jones, about the redevelopment of the gallery.

Regional Gallery thanks donors helping with redevelopment

NORPA brings My Radio Heart back

Performers in the NORPA co-production My Radio Heart, from left, Randolf Reimann, Phoebe Rose, Mathew Daymond, Claudie Frock, Zac Mifsud (sitting), and Lydian Dunbar. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star

The piece premiered in 2014 in Lismore

Vintaea: Why I left The Bachelor on the first night

Vintaea Carlos was one of 22 "bachelorettes" looking for love on the fourth season of The Bachelor.

Queensland beauty leaves Richie at rose ceremony.

Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp is stalling divorce

Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp is delaying their divorce

The Bachelor host: this year's season is a cracker

The Bachelor host Osher Gunsberg.

GUNSBERG says tonight will be "the best night of TV of the year".

Kerri-Anne Kennerley to Sonia Kruger: "Stay brave"

She said her television peer should "stay brave"

Swimwear designer looking for love on The Bachelor

Noni Janur on her first day of filming.

The 25-year-old is one of 22 women vying for Richie Strahan’s heart

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

Massive residential 9-storey high-rise hit by delays

An artist’s impression of the eight-storey-high apartment complex that Bernoth Holdings wants to build in South Toowoomba, next to the City Golf Club.

Developer struggles to get approved high-rise development started