Security pictures have been released showing Michael Bowden’s final moments leading up to when he was critically injured in a suspected hit-and-run accident.
Police released the footage on Tuesday afternoon as they continue to appeal for information to help with their investigation into the 20-year-old’s death in the Queensland town of Weipa.
It is believed the young man was struck by an unknown vehicle at about 3am on Saturday June 9 on Northern Avenue.
He suffered fatal head and arm injuries in the incident and died at the scene.
The young diesel fitter had been walking home from a party.
Detectives don’t yet know if Bowden was the victim of a cowardly driver who fled after hitting him, or a motorist who may have no idea what they’ve done.
His death coincided with an annual fishing competition that sees Weipa’s population swell, and police believe he may have been hit by a car, a truck, or even a boat trailer.
On Monday devastated members of Mr Bowden’s family also appealed for information, saying “somebody must know something”.
“Justice must be served for our boy. Hopefully someone will have the decency to turn themselves in,” Scott Bowden wrote on Facebook.
Denica Russ, the partner of Mr Bowden’s brother wrote online that the family is shattered following the 20-year-old’s death.
She said: “We still don’t know who is responsible for this horrible act and police are needing any information they can get. “
A resident nearby reportedly found Mr Bowden unconscious on the side of the road after hearing screeching tyres.
Authorities are urging anyone who might have dashcam footage from the township around the time of the accident to come forward.
Police have also warned locals to lookout for any vehicles which may have been freshly damaged.