Investigation into suspicious death continues

POLICE say they are closing in on those responsible for the death of Newborough man Jarrad Lovison.

Missing Persons Squad detectives returned to Moe this week as part of the continuing investigation into the suspicious death of Mr Lovison.

Investigators can also reveal they now believe that he was last seen alive with his bicycle on the Moe-Walhalla Rd in the early hours of April 16.

Detectives have already spoken to a number of people in relation to Mr Lovison’s last movements and previously believed he had last been seen about 9.45pm on April 15, riding his bike along March St, Newborough.

Mr Lovison’s body was later found in bushland at Moondarra on May 23, and detectives are continuing to treat the 37-year-old’s death as suspicious.

They have followed up on several leads, including the sighting of Mr Lovison’s green bike which was seen propped against a tree on Becks Bridge Rd, just north of Adam View Court, about 2.30pm on April 18.

Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper of the Missing Persons Squad said police believed they were closing in on those responsible for Mr Lovison’s death.

“We have returned to the area a number of times as part of this investigation, and will continue to return each time we receive new information,” he said.

“There absolutely are people in this community who know what happened to Jarrad.

“We know a white wagon stopped in Becks Bridge Rd about 4.30pm on April 18 and took Jarrad’s bike, which is still yet to be recovered.

“Again, we’re asking anyone with information regarding its current whereabouts, as well as what happened to Jarrad and who is responsible, to speak to police.”

Investigators are urging people with any information to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.