#UK Council workers stumble on decomposing body of Hongli Qi, at Blaxlands Ridge Sydney #UKnews
Council workers make a ugly discovery stumbling upon the decomposing body of man who lately served time for drug provide
- Council workers discover decomposing body of man, 28, in northwestern Sydney
- The body was recognized as Hongli Qi, who was final seen alive by his household in May
- Police mentioned Qi was possible murdered and had a historical past of crime and drug provide
- CCTV footage from his Sydney residence on May 11 launched by investigators
Pictured: Hongli Qi, 28
Council workers have stumbled throughout the decomposing body of a lacking 28-year-old-man in bushland as his eerie ultimate moments have been captured on CCTV.
The stays of Hongli Qi – who had a legal historical past of drug provide – have been uncovered by workers ’50 metres off the highway in a dense bushland space’ with investigators fearing he was murdered.
Homicide squad detectives have been knowledgeable of the ugly discover at about 10.30am on August 16, with the horrified workers at Packer Road in Blaxlands Ridge on the northwestern outskirts of Sydney, calling police.
‘Obviously, his body was positioned there hoping that nobody would ever discover it,’ Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty mentioned.
‘It (the body) was simply on the bottom and a council employee occurred to have moved off the highway performing some work and located it.’
Qi was final seen alive by his household on May 11 at Sydney’s Town Hall at about 1pm- about 80km away from the place his body was discovered.
Police launched CCTV footage of him leaving his Macquarie St residence complicated in Sydney’s CBD at round 6pm later that day captured on the video checking his telephone as he walked by the lobby.
Qi, who moved to Australia from Vietnam when he was a toddler, was present in the identical clothes he was final seen in on the CCTV.
Police launched CCTV footage (pictured) of him leaving a Macquarie St residence complicated in Sydney’s CBD on May 11
He mentioned the state of decomposition of Mr Qi’s body made it tough to find out how he died.
‘The preliminary autopsy hasn’t been in a position to decide the trigger of dying,’ he mentioned.
‘But as a result of of the circumstances of how we’ve got discovered him and the circumstances of how he disappeared, we’re treating it as a murder investigation.’
Qi at the time of his dying was residing in an residence complicated on Macquarie St within the CBD.
Detective Doherty mentioned he was identified to police and had a legal historical past of drug provide and lately served time behind bars.
‘Some of the traces of inquiry which can be apparent for investigators are his associates and his connections of their drug provide community,’ Detective Doherty mentioned.
Homicide detectives are interesting for public help to analyze the suspicious dying.
Detective Doherty mentioned Qi was identified to police and had a legal historical past of drug provide and it was a powerful perception that he was a sufferer of foul play
‘Detectives need to speak to anybody who could have spoken to or seen Qi within the days and weeks earlier than he was final seen,’ he mentioned.
‘His disappearance was utterly out of character.’
Detective Doherty mentioned his body was greater than 80 kilometres from the place the 28-year-old was final seen, making it extremely possible he was murdered.
‘We have a powerful perception that Hongli has been the sufferer of foul play,’ Detective Doherty mentioned.
‘Anyone who could have data which may help detectives is urged to contact us, so we will present some solutions and closure for Hongli’s household.’