NSW Police are releasing man’s final movements after body was found in bushland

Detectives have released the latest known sighting of a man at City Hall in Sydney’s CBD after his body was found in bushland about 80 kilometers away less than a week later.

Family members last saw 28-year-old Hongli Qi on May 11, before local council officials alerted police to a decomposing body at Blaxlands Ridge, near Richmond. The body was taken for forensic examination and identified as the missing man.

CCTV released by police on Tuesday shows Qi’s last known movements as he walked out of an apartment complex on Macquarie Street around 6pm on May 11.

Detectives released the footage in hopes it might help investigate Qi’s death.

Hongli Qi.

Hongli Qi.Recognition:police

NSW Police Homicide Commander Danny Doherty said investigators were closely examining all of Qi’s movements and interactions in the days leading up to his disappearance.

“Detectives want to speak to anyone who spoke to or saw Hongli in the days and weeks leading up to his last visit,” he said.

“His disappearance was totally out of character. His body was found about 80 km from where it was last found; We firmly believe that Hongli has been the victim of a foul play.

“Anyone who may have information that could assist the detectives is urged to get in touch so we can provide Hongli’s family with some answers and some closure.”

The police will provide information on the status of the investigation on Tuesday at 9 a.m.

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Joel McCord

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