Strike force: Police officers investigate the property where Luke Ogilvie’s charred remains were found.
Strike force: Police officers investigate the property where Luke Ogilvie’s charred remains were found.

Body in Bilambil fire identified

POLICE have formally identified the charred remains of a man found last month following a house fire at Bilambil.

A written police statement yesterday labelled the death “suspicious”.

The body of 50-year-old Luke Ogilvie was found by Tweed Heads police inside a home on Urliup Road on Friday March 26.

About 6.30am police and emergency services were called to the scene after reports of a house fire.

Upon arrival the house was found to be well alight.

After the fire was extinguished Mr Ogilvie’s body was located inside the home.

Tweed Byron Crime Manager Detective Inspector Shane Diehm said a crime scene was established and inquiries into the man’s death and the house fire are continuing.

Tweed Byron police, with assistance from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, formed Strike Force Daruk to investigate the suspicious death of Mr Ogilvie.

“Police are continuing to investigate Mr Ogilvie’s death and are again appealing for anyone with any information to come forward,” Det Insp Diehm said.

“If you think you have information that may be relevant to the investigation, no matter how small, I urge you to get in touch with investigators at Tweed Heads on (07) 5536 0999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”

It is unknown whether the man was related to the property’s owner Doug Ogilvie, who was yesterday unavailable for comment.

He had previously told the paper he was not living at the property at the time of the blaze.

Coincidentally, Doug lost all his possessions in May last year when a fire ripped through his home on the same property.



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