Detectives investigating the death of a teenage boy at Mullumbimby last week have received information about initial post-mortem examination results.
Tweed-Byron local Area Commander, Acting Superintendent Owen King, said an extensive police investigation is under way into the death of 15-year-old Jai Morcom on Saturday (29 August), following an incident at a school a day earlier.
“Following Jai’s tragic death in the Gold Coast Hospital at the weekend, investigators are renewing their appeal for anyone with information about the incident to come forward,” Superintendent King said.
“We have been following a number of lines of inquiry and also some claims of eyewitness reports and mobile phone footage of the incident.
“Detectives have been able to speak to a large number of school students but to date have only been able to establish the existence of a few seconds of mobile phone footage which portrays the aftermath of the incident.
“Can I stress how important it is that investigators have access to all relevant eyewitness accounts and available footage.
“This enables a comprehensive account of the events to be presented to the Queensland Coroner and enables them to make an informed determination about the circumstances surrounding Jai’s death.”
A post-mortem examination was conducted yesterday in Brisbane and police have been informed further tests will be required before a preliminary report can be released.
“I understand many friends, relatives and concerned members of the community are desperately trying to make sense of this tragic occurrence but I urge everyone to be patient and not speculate about the cause of Jai’s death,” Acting Superintendent King said.
Anyone with information about the incident who hasn’t yet spoken to police is urged to contact the Tweed Byron Local Area Command on 07 6685 9499 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.