Woman urged to come forward following death of Sydney man

Police investigating the suspicious death of a man at Cartwright last year are appealing for a woman, who may be able to assist with determining the circumstances of his death, to come forward.

About 4:40pm on Thursday 18 December 2014, police were called to a unit on Willan Drive after neighbours located 48-year-old Ian Stanbury lying inside the premises with serious head injuries.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to Liverpool Hospital where he died a few hours later.


Green Valley Detectives with the assistance of State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad set up Strike Force Oppland to investigate the matter.

Forensic evidence has not been able to confirm what object was used to cause the injuries to Mr Stanbury. No charges have yet been laid in relation to his death.

Police have recently received information that a female was with Mr Stanbury just prior to his death. The identity of the female is unknown and she has not yet come forward to police.

Strike Force Oppland investigators are urging this woman, or any other person with information about this matter to contact Green Valley Detectives or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Green Valley Local Area Command Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Brendan Bernie, has reiterated how important it is for police to speak to this woman or anyone else with information.

“We believe there are people who have information about the death of Mr Stanbury who have not yet spoken to police.”

“Any information could prove vital in identifying the person or persons responsible for this incident and the possible motives for the attack on Mr Stanbury on 18 December 2014,” Detective Inspector Bernie said.