Police say a charred, headless body found beside a Queensland
road also had several other body parts missing.
Queensland police are trying to account for every person who
was near the scene of a gruesome find.
Rural firefighters found a man's charred and mutilated body
on Cedar Pocket Road, near Gympie, on Thursday after
attending a blaze in the area.
Police initially asked anyone with information about a
suspicious car that remained on the side of the road between
about 5pm (AEST) and 7pm (AEST) to come forward.
But Detective acting Superintendent Darrin Shadlow says
police now want to make sure they speak to everyone who was
in the area.
"As part of our investigation, we are trying to account for
every vehicle that was on Cedar Pocket Road between 5 and 7pm
on Thursday night," he said in a statement.
"If you were in the area, we are asking if you could please
contact us, whether you saw anything suspicious or not."
Supt Shadlow said forensic testing had been conducted on the
unidentified man's body.
"I can now confirm the head was removed from the body. In
addition, the man also had several other parts of his body
Police divers spent Sunday searching creeks in the area.
Emergency crews and volunteers also conducted land searches.