Identity of victim found stuffed inside wheelie bin revealed

Ash Cant
·2-min read

Police have identified the man who was found stuffed in a wheelie bin and partially submerged in a dam as 51-year-old Dinh Lam Nguyen.

On Monday, January 25, police were called to Glenbrook Dam, located within the John Forrest National Park in Western Australia, after reports a man’s body had been found by members of the public.

Police identified Mr Nguyen as the victim on Wednesday, as they appealed for information regarding the recent movements of the 51-year-old.

Police are looking for the car owned by Dinh Lam Nguyen, whose body was found in a dam near Perth. Source: WA Police
Police are looking for the car owned by Dinh Lam Nguyen, whose body was found in a dam near Perth. Source: WA Police

In a statement on Wednesday, police said it is believed Mr Nguyen was last seen on Wednesday, January 20, in Balga, about 13km out of Perth CBD, where he was living.

Two days later on January 22, an associate of Mr Nguyen reported him missing, though police said at the time the information provided to them did not indicate he was in “any imminent danger”.

“Inquiries conducted by police in relation to the missing person report over the following days did not identify any possible locations where Mr Nguyen may have travelled,” WA Police said in a statement.

Police are urging anyone with information regarding Mr Nguyen’s movement since January 20 to come forward.

Police are also hoping to locate Mr Nguyen’s car - a blue Mazda 3 sedan with registration ‘1CWD 761’.

Police are also hoping ti locate Mr Nguyen's blue Mazda 3 sedan with registration ‘1CWD 761’.Source: WA Police
Police are also hoping ti locate Mr Nguyen's blue Mazda 3 sedan with registration ‘1CWD 761’.Source: WA Police

Police are continuing to appeal for information from anyone who saw the bin in the dam or witnessed any other suspicious activity in the area.

Anyone with information regarding Mr Nguyen’s movements or the whereabouts of his car is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 1800.

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