Jai Morcom police appeal
TWEED Byron Police detectives are again appealing for anyone with information about the death of Mullumbimby teenager Jai Morcom to come forward.
The 16-year-old died in the Gold Coast Hospital on August 29, two days after a playground fight at Mullumbimby High School.
Inspector Greg Carey said every effort to find and interview witnesses was being undertaken.
“We have conducted interviews with literally dozens of students, teachers and community members,” Insp Carey said.
“Investigators have also set up an email address which has been circulated throughout the school community, in the hope that additional information could be provided by that method.”
Insp Carey said detectives were still awaiting the full autopsy report from the Queensland authorities, as that was where Jai died.
“Every possible effort is being made by the Queensland authorities to conduct a thorough and completely accurate report, which will be then passed onto the NSW Coroner, along with our report.”
Insp Carey said they need 100 per cent co-operation from everyone who had contact with Jai on the day of the fight.
“My detectives have amassed an enormous amount of witness statements, and have spent literally hours and hours interviewing his teachers, friends and family, but we must be convinced there are no unanswered questions.
“Our investigation has not been helped by on-going speculation in the community over Jai’s death.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact Tweed Byron detectives on (07) 5536 0999, Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or firstname.lastname@example.org