Police seek 100pc co-operation on Jais death

POLICE have appealed to the public for more information on the death of Mullumbimby teenager Jai Morcom after being granted a further two months to prepare their brief for the State Coroner.

Tweed-Byron police crime manager, Inspector Greg Carey, said yesterday that police were still waiting for the full autopsy report from Queensland authorities.

But meanwhile every effort was being made to identify and interview witnesses, including the setting up a special email address for informants.

“I know every possible effort is being made by the Queensland authorities to compile a thorough and completely accurate report, which will be then passed on to the NSW Coroner, along with our report,” he said.

“To ensure we have investigated every single aspect of this boy’s death we need 100 per cent co-operation from everyone who had contact with Jai on the day he died.”

This week Jai’s father, Steve Drummond, again expressed frustration at the speed of the investigation and pleaded with students and parents with information to come forward.

Insp Carey said police had amassed an enormous amount of witness statements, but had to be convinced there were no unanswered questions.

“Our investigation has not been helped by on-going speculation in the community over Jai’s death,” he said.

“We ask the community to be patient with our investigation, continue to assist us with any information they believe may be relevant, and to support Jai’s family. Ultimately, it is Jai’s family who are suffering the greatest loss and we want the answers.”

Anyone with information should contact Tweed/Byron detectives on 07) 5536 0999, or email: tweeddets@police.nsw.gov.au

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