The father of a man who died in Kings Park near where Corryn Rayney was buried has appeared as a witness in Lloyd Rayney’s murder trial, describing the place where a dinner place card bearing Mr Rayney’s name was found.
His son’s body was found in Kings Park about a month before Mrs Rayney disappeared. The deceased man's father, along with other members of his family, uncovered the place card while they were in the area.
The prosecution alleges that their presence in the park helped lead police to Mr Rayney not only because of the discovery of the card but because they likely damaged a nearby bollard.
That bollard later damaged Mrs Rayney’s car, which the prosecution claims Mr Rayney used to transport his wife’s body to her Kings Park grave.
The deceased man's father said they were at the park on the day of August 11, 2007, when the card was discovered, looking for any last remains or possessons belonging to his son.