Man killed, set on fire days after death threat

Detectives are trying to track down the person behind a death threat sent to a man days before he was found murdered and burned in a New South Wales forest.

Authorities were called to a fire in the Yarratt State Forest near Taree early on December 27. Soon afterward they found human remains while extinguishing the blaze.

The victim was identified on Friday as 41-year-old Tyron Beauchamp.

Mr Beauchamp, described as a semi-nomadic man, was originally from Queensland and had moved to the Taree area in mid-2018.

Police believe Mr Beauchamp was assaulted and killed at another location and dumped in the bush under cover of darkness before the fire was started.

Just days before the grim discovery of Mr Beauchamp's remains, a death threat was posted to his Facebook page in the form of a comment.

"I'm going to break you and bury you where nobody will ever find your remains (you're) a dog," a mostly anonymous profile wrote on December 23.

The threat also contained an allegation that Mr Beauchamp was a criminal.

A police source told AAP that detectives are trying to track down the person who made the threat, but the profile only lists the name "Jim Smith" and the location of Brisbane.

Det Chief Insp Blackman said police were still working to piece together Mr Beauchamp's movements in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Strikeforce Gretna officers have appealed for the public to come forward if they know anything or have dashcam footage from the area.

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