Road Fatality – Stuart Highway

Northern Territory Police are investigating after the body of a man was discovered on the side of the Stuart Highway in Delamere yesterday.

Just before 2:00pm on Tuesday 19 March, police received a report of a deceased male by the side of the Stuart Highway, approximately 25 kilometres north of Devils Marbles.

Local police and detectives from Tennant Creek responded and established a crime scene. The deceased man has been recovered and the crime scene since closed.

Initial enquiries indicate the man may have died as a result of falling from a vehicle.

Detective Senior Sergeant Brendan Lindner said, “Major Crash detectives from Alice Springs are attending the scene today.

“The man is yet to be formally identified but believed to be a man aged in his 30s, reported missing and last seen by his family on Thursday night.

“The body was in an advanced state of decomposition, likely having been situated near the road for five days.”

Detectives from Major Crash and Tennant Creek are working together to investigate the circumstances involved.

Anyone with any knowledge of the incident is urged to call police on 131 444 and quote reference number NTP2400028158.

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