Body discovered on property near where father-and-son fugitives were arrested

Body discovered on property near where father-and-son fugitives were arrested

Photo: NSW Police

A body has been located on a property near Dunedoo, where police arrested Australia’s most wanted father-and-son duo Gino and Mark Stocco.

The men were arrested at a property on Tonniges Road at Elong Elong shortly before midday Wednesday 28 October 2015, following a covert operation involving officers from Western Region, New England Local Area Command, the Tactical Operations Unit, Aviation Support Branch, and State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad.


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Following the arrests, police located the body of a man at the property.

While he has not yet been formally identified, it is believed to be that of a 68-year-old man who has been missing since Thursday 8 October 2015.

The cause of his death is not yet known.

A crime scene has been established at the property and will be examined by specialist forensic officers.

Strike Force Peta has been formed by detectives from the State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad to investigate the incident.

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