Charred human remains found inside a burnt-out car in Hay have been examined by police, who will be turning over the body to forensic scientists.
The unidentified human remains were discovered in a white burnt-out Nissan Tiida by a passer-by on the Cobb Highway in Hay at around 9.30am on Sunday.
Murrumbidgee Police District officers have since set up a crime scene at the location, which is referred to as “Booligal Road” by locals.
The crime scene location can only be seen when travelling north upon the Cobb Highway, as the southbound view is obstructed by trees, shrubs and mounds of dirt.
Murrumbidgee Police District Detective acting Inspector Julia Bradley said she would like to speak with anyone who saw the white sedan prior to it being found burnt out.
“As our inquiries continue, we would like to speak to anyone who saw the Nissan Tiida in the 24 hours before it was found incinerated,” Inspector Bradley said.
“It could have been at a service station, a rest stop, or even a restaurant. We know there were several funerals in Hay over the weekend and people were travelling from Booligal, Ivanhoe and surrounding townships to attend.”
“It is possible that someone may have seen the vehicle at the location either before or after it was burnt out, or they may even unknowingly have dashcam vision.”
Anyone who has information about the white Nissan Tiida is urged to contact Griffith Police Station on 6969 4299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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