Grisly find at rural NSW property in search for missing man

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Remains have been found at a rural NSW property in the search for a man who went missing in December, 2020.

On Monday, NSW Police announced detectives investigating the disappearance and suspected murder of Malaysian national ‘Jacky’ Chong Kai Wong, 24, found human remains.

The remains were found at a rural property at Killongbutta, about 40km northwest of Bathurst, at about 3.30pm on Sunday.

In July, 2021 detectives with the State Crime Command’s Drug and Firearms Squad started investigating a criminal syndicate involved with the manufacturing and supply of prohibited drugs.

NSW Police uncovered remains in the search for missing man Jacky Chong Kai Wong. Source: NSW Police
NSW Police uncovered remains in the search for missing man Jacky Chong Kai Wong. Source: NSW Police

During the investigation, detectives uncovered the disappearance and suspected murder of Mr Wong.

Detectives and other "specialist resources" had been at the Killongbutta property since March 29, as part of the investigation.

The remains have not yet been formally identified, with forensic examination and further analysis, including DNA testing still to come.

However, NSW Police said it is believed the remains belong to Mr Wong.

Police believe the remains belong to Jacky Chong Kai Wong. Source: NSW Police
Police believe the remains belong to Jacky Chong Kai Wong. Source: NSW Police

Three men have already been arrested and charged over their alleged involvement in Mr Wong's disappearance and remain before the courts.

The men are aged 33, 22 and 28.

Drug and Firearms Squad Commander Detective Superintendent John Watson previously said authorities knew Mr Wong was working for a criminal enterprise at the time of his alleged murder.

"The circumstances of his death are particularly gruesome," he said.

NSW Police released images on Monday of the search. A video shows several officers digging and sifting through the dirt.

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