Police are appealing for public help to trace the last movements of a man whose body was found in a Cringila front yard on Friday.
The occupants of 19 Jarvie Rd found the man at 3pm yesterday.
He's been identified as Domenico Borio, aged 58.
A police spokesman said they were trying to narrow down a time of death.
"Anyone who has seen him since he left home last Friday (November 29) is asked to contact police," the spokesman said.
A crime scene was established at the scene on Friday afternoon.
Neighbours reported seeing five police cars, two coroners' vans and other emergency service vehicles.
Police door-knocked to see if anyone had seen anything suspicious.
One told the Mercury a male body had been found within the fence line of a property and was not known to the owner.
Police were on the scene and interviewing people in the house about 8pm.
Detectives were also seen taking evidence from the scene on Friday night.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Lake Illawarra police on 4232 5599.