Homicide Squad detectives have located the body of a man near Broadwater and released further information regarding an alleged murder.

Following extensive investigations, Homicide Squad detectives with assistance from officers at Tweed/ Byron Local Area Command located the body of a man yesterday.

The body was located in a shallow grave in the Broadwater area. Formal identification is yet to be completed.

This follows investigations by police into the alleged murder of a man who was reported missing on Wednesday 10 February. The 54-year-old was last seen at Lennox Head on Monday 8 February.

Detectives are conducting further investigations and are appealing for public assistance to locate the man’s car, which is described as a 2003 model silver-coloured Holden Astra, with NSW registration plates AON-89L.

This follows the arrest of a 38-year-old man on Friday 26 February. He was subsequently charged with murder.

Strike Force Whip comprises detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad and Tweed/Byron Local Area Command, and was established to investigate the man’s disappearance.

Inquiries are continuing and investigators are appealing for anyone with information about the incident or the vehicle described to contact Byron Bay police on (02) 6685 9499 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.