An investigation is underway after a man’s body was found in a burnt-out car in Northern NSW on Monday 21 August.
Emergency services were called to Simpsons Ridge Road, South Arm, about 25km west of Nambucca Heads, about 2pm, Monday 21 August 2023, after smoke was seen coming from bushland.
A car was found on fire at the scene with the nearby scrub also alight. After NSW Rural Fire Service firefighters extinguished the blaze, a man’s body was found inside the vehicle.
Officers from Mid North Coast Police District are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
A post-mortem examination will be conducted in coming days to confirm identity of the deceased as well as cause of death; however, police are speaking with the family of an 86-year-man last seen driving that car at Macksville about 11am.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.