Steel pipe found on South Melbourne beach
The body of a man who was found by police at the south-east corner of St Kilda and St Vincent Streets in St Kildare on Monday morning has been identified as a father of two, a court has heard.
Key points:Police said the man had been found in a “significant state of decomposition” after he died from a single gunshot woundPolice said his remains were found on a beach near the corner of a road on Monday, March 10, 2016Police said he was not known to them at the time of his death.
His body was later identified as that of the 44-year-old man, who was known to police as Richard Broughan, of St Vincent Street in St Katherine, in the St Kilean suburb of South Melbourne.
He was found at the corner on St Vincent’s Beach at about 7:30am on Monday.
The body of the deceased man was later removed from the beach, a police spokesman said.
Police said there were no arrests in relation to the discovery of the body, and the matter was being referred to the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA).
Police said a post mortem examination of the remains will be carried out on Monday and it was too early to say whether they contained any drugs or other substances.