No lead on mystery cyclist

POLICE have stepped up their quest to identify the mystery man who was found dead on Saturday on Pottsville-Mooball Road, yesterday releasing photographs of the pushbike and helmet found lying next to his body. Police have also released a description of the man, but will go even further by releasing a comfit image of him today. A passing motorist made the grim discovery on an isolated stretch of road about 3km west of the Cudgera Creek Road intersection. Ambulance paramedics were called to the scene, but attempts to revive the man were unsuccessful. The man was found with nothing but his bicycle and helmet, and police have been trying ever since to identify him and find his next of kin. A fingerprint examination of the man undertaken by police revealed no records, adding to the mystery of who he is and where he comes from. The man is described as about 180cm tall with a medium build and aged between 40 and 50 years. He was found wearing a white t-shirt, faded brown shorts, black-and-white joggers and a red, white and black helmet. Police are still unsure as to how the man died, as no external injuries were found on his body, except for a small graze on one knee. There was no evidence to suggest the man had been hit by a car, but until the cause of death is determined police cannot be certain. "We can't commit to a cause of death at this time," Tweed/Byron Crime Manager, Inspector Greg%Carey said yesterday. "Given the circumstances and the nature of finding the body, suspicion is at the far end of the scale." A Kingscliff police officer said no phone calls had been received yesterday in relation to the man's identity. Anyone with information or who may know the man's identity should contact Kingscliff police on (02) 6674 9399 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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