Coroner receive Jai brief Friday

POLICE investigating Jai Morcom’s death are due to hand their brief of evidence to the NSW Coroner on Friday.

The brief has now been delayed three times.

Tweed-Byron Local Area Command crime manager, Shane Dieham, could not comment at length but assured the community investigators were on track to deliver it on time.

“In order to investigate properly we could not rush the investigation,” he said.

“We continue to appeal for the help of the community or anyone with information in what is obviously a difficult case undertaken in difficult circumstances.”

It has been 188 days since Jai Morcom died following a school ground brawl.

The death devastated the 15-year-old’s family and friends and shattered the North Coast community that has since struggled to come to terms with the tragedy.

The case has been complicated by the fact the autopsy had to be carried out in Queensland as that was where Jai died. The first extension on December 10 was as a result of the late autopsy results. Subsequent delays were the result of the difficulty police had convincing witnesses to come forward.

A preliminary autopsy result suggested his death was the result of a brain haemorrhage.



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