Cops arrest man over 2009 gangland murder after putting forward $100,000 reward

A MAN has been charged over the 2009 murder of Sydney underworld figure, Lynn Tasman Jones, two months after police put forward a $100,000 reward for information.

The skeletal remains of the 69-year-old former safecracker and fraudster, from Waverley, were discovered by bushwalkers in the Royal National Park on 7 October, 2013.

Police believe Jones was murdered almost four years earlier and his body dumped by a roadside.


His car, a 1991 Toyota Camry station-wagon, has never been recovered but at the time of his disappearance, had been issued with a parking ticket at The Rocks in Sydney which, days later, was mysteriously paid in cash at a Sydney post office.

In May this year, detectives announced a government reward of $100,000 for information relating to the murder and, acting on information arising from that public appeal, yesterday arrested a 69-year-old Redfern man during a traffic stop at Cecil Hills.

He was taken to the Green Valley Police Station where he has since been charged with murder.

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today, Saturday 18 July.