Hunt for missing BMW after man found dead near school

A man’s missing BMW may hold the key to solving how he ended up dead in a car park in Melbourne’s southeast near a primary school.

Passers-by found the body of Michael Mammone, 47, about 7am on Friday in a carpark at the Donnelly Reserve car park on Lesdon Avenue in Cranbourne.

A father and his children who were on school drop-off made the grim discovery, the Herald Sun reported.

Passers-by found the body of Michael Mammones (left) in a car park. Investigators police are now searching for his missing silver BMW (right). Source: VIC police

A witness reported seeing Mr Mammone’s body with his hands bound in front of him.

Victoria Police’s Homicide Squad detectives are appealing for information and are treating the death as suspicious.

“At this stage it’s not known when Michael’s body was left in the car park, therefore investigators are keen to speak to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area on Thursday night or Friday morning,” a statement from investigators said.

The man's body was discovered by a father dropping his children off at school. Source: Google Maps

Detectives have released a photo of Mr Mammone and his missing silver 2008 BMW 118i sedan, with Victorian registration XUD525, in the hopes someone will come forward with information surrounding his death.

Police are also requesting anyone who may have been driving through the area in the 24 hours prior to the discovery to check dashboard camera footage.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a report online.

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