CCTV footage has revealed a Mitsubishi Magna station wagon as the only vehicle so far linked to the murder of a man whose body was found in Swanbourne earlier this month.
Detectives today said the dark-coloured station wagon identified as a 2000-2003 model was recorded near where the body of David Liam Johnson was found in Lime Kiln Field on March 8.
A post-mortem examination revealed evidence indicating that Mr Johnson (known as Liam to his friends) had been struck by a vehicle before he was shot.
"Forensic evidence indicates that this occurred at another location before Mr Johnson was taken to Lime Kiln Field where he was subsequently shot and killed," a police spokeswoman said.
"Detectives are interested in identifying a dark-coloured station wagon which they believe might have been involved."
Detective Sgt Graeme Johnston said there was limited vehicle movements surrounding the area where Mr Johnson’s body was found.
“A CCTV camera in the vicinity of the Swanbourne murder has captured a motor vehicle which may have been involved,” he said.
Detective-Sgt Johnston would not say whether police believe the station wagon struck Mr Johnson.
Mr Johnson’s family is in disbelief over the murder, saying Mr Johnson was remembered for his friendliness.
Mr Johnson’s sister Ele and aunty Jennifer, who did not what their surnames published, have described Mr Johnson’s as “a free spirit” with no known enemies, who was known in the Mandurah and Fremantle areas.
“He would never hurt anybody, he was very kind hearted and with that gorgeous big smile he had you could not help but like him. He was friendly and chatty,” Jennifer said.Police urge anyone with knowledge of this type of vehicle being in the Swanbourne area on the night to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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