Queensland police have produced a new video to try to identify a man whose headless, charred torso was found beside a road last year.
Queensland police are hoping a foray into video production will help them solve the baffling discovery of a man’s charred torso on a roadside.
Complete with graphics, backing music and a voice-over, police have posted a new YouTube video appealing for information about the remains found at Cedar Pocket, near Gympie, on September 19 last year.
It is the second time police have released a video about the mysterious find.
The headless remains, with arms severed at the elbows and nothing remaining below the rib cage, were found burnt on the side of Cedar Pocket Road.
The video calls for information about a woman aged 30 to 50 spotted at the scene standing beside an orange, gold or bronze hatchback.
Detectives say the male victim was caucasian, aged between 25 and 50 and was possibly on medication for high blood pressure.
Officers searched the Cedar Pocket spillway over the weekend, while SES crews scoured the surrounding area.
Detective Inspector Bruce McNab said he hoped publicity about the search and the video would encourage witnesses to come forward.
“We firmly believe someone out there has information that will help us solve this case,” he said.
“We have investigated a number of leads, but need the public’s assistance.
“Someone knows more details about what happened to this man.”
“The video has been produced by the investigators working on the case and is certainly a new approach for us, but one we believe will generate some interest and are hopeful it will result in the information we need,” Insp McNab said.
The video shows a mannequin rotated in front of the camera to show the positions of wounds on the man’s shoulders and back.
Drugs found in the man’s system include irbesartan, used to treat high blood pressure, and quinine, which treats cramps, restless leg syndrome and malaria.