Tweed/Byron Local Area Command detectives investigating a suspicious house fire which claimed the life of a Bilambil man are seeking public assistance to locate a $20,000 motorcycle missing from the dead man’s home.

The remains of 50-year-old Luke Ogilvie were discovered by police after fire destroyed his home in Urliup Road, Bilambil, in the early hours of March 26 this year.

Last month police from Tweed Byron Local Area Command, with the assistance of State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, established Strike Force Daruk to investigate the circumstances surrounding Mr Ogilvie’s death.

Tweed/Byron Local Area Command Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Shane Diehm, said investigators were now seeking public assistance to locate Mr Ogilvie’s $20,000 Queensland-registered Harley Davidson motorcycle.

“This motorcycle was last seen being pushed by two men heading east along Gollan Drive, Tweed Heads, between 2.30am and 5am on March 26,” Det Insp Diehm said.

“We have received information the men abandoned the Harley along Gollan Drive after it ran out of petrol and soon after were picked up by the driver of a maroon sedan.

“Sometime before 5am a maroon car, with at least three people on board, returned with fuel for the motorcycle and shortly after both the car and motorcycle was seen leaving Gollan Drive.

“We urge anyone with information about the whereabouts of this Harley Davidson motorcycle or with any information leading us to the identity of the men in the maroon car and the men seen in Gollan Drive to contact us.”

The motorcycle is described as a black 1990 FXR Superglide Harley Davidson with Queensland registration UP 401.

The car is described only as a maroon sedan.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Information can be provided anonymously and all information is treated confidentially.