Police have discovered the body of an alleged bikie linked to a fatal car crash in Tallebudgera on the weekend.
Detectives had been searching for Shane Ross since the crash on Tallebudgera Creek Rd on Friday night.
A body was discovered around 1.30pm this afternoon in bushes at Martin Sheils Park at Burleigh Heads around a kilometre from the crash site.
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The body is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be that of Mr Ross.
“A friend of his was looking for him and he’s discovered him in the long grass,” Det Acting Superintendent Smith said.
There were unconfirmed reports that Ross had also been in the car at the time of the accident on Friday night that claimed the life of his friend Cameron Martin.
Police have dismissed that, however did confirm they were together at a pub in Pimpama earlier in the evening.
“It doesn’t appear so, not at the time of the accident,” Detective Acting Superintendent Brendan Smith said.
“We can’t say that he wasn’t in the car earlier in the night but our investigation would indicate he wasn’t in the car at the time of the accident.”
Police are yet to confirm how Mr Ross died.
“It’s probably too early to say, I’d rather wait for the forensic examination to be conducted and that will be released as the investigation progresses.”
Forensic officers are now scouring the park and looking for any links to the scene of Friday night’s crash.
Police are also trying to reassure the community amid fears of reprisals.
“I think it’s important that the community know that we certainly don’t t believe there’s any risk to the broader community,” Det Acting Superintendent Smith said.
“It’s not a crime of opportunity, these people are known to each other, the nature of their lifestyle has probably put them at greater risk than other people.”
Ross, the founder of Monstr Clothing had recently avoided jail over a luxury car fraud syndicate.
#BREAKING: A body has been found in relation to an investigation into the suspicious disappearance of an accused Gold Coast bikie who hasn’t been seen since a fatal car accident at Tallebudgera on Friday night.
— Nine News Gold Coast (@9NewsGoldCoast) October 21, 2019