Body of businessman John Gasovski found in Jamberoo bush: photos

2pm: Police are trying to piece together Mr Gasovski's movements in the past week, and have urged anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.

1.10pm:OAK FLATS PRESS CONFERENCE | Raw vision from Mercury reporter Josh Butler -

1pm: OAK FLATS PRESS CONFERENCE | Raw vision from Mercury reporter Josh Butler -

12.24pm: Mr Gasovski's family reported him missing on Thursday after he failed to return from a business trip to Canberra. Police said he told his family he had left home for Canberra at 3.30pm on Monday (June 9) and said he would be back the following evening (June 10). He hasn’t been seen since.

12.14pm: OAK FLATS PRESS CONFERENCE | This from Mercury reporter Alice Matthews - 





Noon: Police are holding a press conference at Oak Flat. More information to come.

10.30am: Police are scouring CCTV footage from as early as last Monday for clues into the discovery of a body in bushland at Jamberoo Mountain.

Police responded after a park ranger found a man’s body in an area of bushland near the top of the lookout, just off Jamberoo Mountain Road, about 8.45am on Sunday.

The man, believed to be in his 40s, has not been identified. Police formed Strike Force Berek to investigate and are treating the man's death as suspicious.

Police have requested CCTV footage from businesses in the Jamberoo area.

‘‘They contacted us yesterday afternoon, looking for footage from Monday until Sunday morning,’’ Jamberoo Pub licensee Erica Warren said.‘‘They said they were just looking for a car that drove through town. They didn’t say much more, I only heard about the body on Facebook.’’

Ms Warren said she did not believe the man would be from the Jamberoo area.

‘‘I think we would know if it was anyone in town, someone would have said something,’’ she said.

‘‘I was up at the school today, we were all checking that everyone’s husbands and brothers were around. Nobody seemed to know anything.’’

Lake Illawarrra LAC commander, Superintendent Wayne Starling, will provide a media briefing at noon on Monday.

EARLIER: A strike force has been formed to investigate the death of a man found in bushland at Jamberoo lookout on Sunday morning.

Police responded to a report there was a man’s body in an area of bushland near the top of the lookout, just off Jamberoo Mountain Road, about 8.45am Sunday.

On arrival they found the body of a man believed to be in his 40s, who has not yet been formally identified.

A crime scene was established and examined by specialist forensic officers.

State Emergency Services were called in to conduct a co-ordinated search of surrounding bushland, and remained on the scene for hours after the initial report.

Forensic investigators and police rescue officers also stayed at the scene until well into Sunday evening, until contractors arrived to remove the man’s body about 5.30pm.

Detectives from Lake Illawarra local area command have formed Strike Force Berek to investigate the death, which is believed to be suspicious.

A post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

Lake Illawarra Local Area Commander Superintendent Wayne Starling said police were investigating but declined to say how the man died or release any further information.

Police have asked that anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers.


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