Fresh appeal as police identify man whose body was found on side of road

There is a fresh police appeal for information about the last movements of a man found murdered on the side of a road at Sydney’s Olympic Park earlier this month. 

Wachira “Mario” Phetmang’s body was discovered on Homebush Bay Drive by a passing truck driver about 10.30pm on June 6.

Police investigate the body discovered on Homebush Bay Drive earlier this month. Source: 7 News

The 33-year-old Thai national had been living in Australia for the last 10 years, most recently at Hurstville in Sydney’s south.

Detectives have revealed Mr Phetmang was last seen at a service station at South Hurstville about 7.30pm on May 25.

Homicide Squad Commander, Detective Superintendent Scott Cook, said detectives have released CCTV of Mario arriving at the service station, which he believed may refresh someone’s memory.

“Strike Force Sinder investigators are continuing to piece together Mario’s final movements and would like to speak to anyone who may have seen him that Friday night,” Det Supt Cook said.

“Mario travelled to and from the service station in a silver 2004 Hyundai Terracan, with Victorian registration URK109, which we have not yet located. At this stage, we do not know where Mario went after leaving the service station, and we are appealing for information about his movements from then until his body was located almost two weeks later.”

He added police were also appealing for people to check dash cameras and review any footage that may have contain the Hyundai.

They will address the media on Wednesday morning to appeal for more information about Mr Phetmang’s last movements.

Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or user the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.

The body has been identified as 33-year-old Wachira ‘Mario’ Phetmang. Source: 7 News