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Man wanted for questioning over body in boot

Colin Maxwell Farrow

Colin Maxwell Farrow

DETECTIVES have identified a person of interest in the suspicious death of a woman whose body was found in a car boot in bushland at Corrimal last week.

Linda Stevens, 41, was found dead in the boot of her white 2003-model Kia Rio sedan, which had been dumped in bushland off Foothills Road just before 7.30pm last Thursday (April 11).

Forensics officers examined the crime scene, as well as a residence on Bligh Street at Wollongong.

A post mortem examination has revealed the mother-of-one sustained multiple puncture wounds; however, the type of weapon used remains unknown.

Wollongong police and State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad have formed Strike Force Benewa to investigate the circumstances surrounding Ms Stevens’ death.

They’ve now identified Colin Maxwell Farrow, 39, as a person of interest to their homicide investigation.

Mr Farrow’s been described as being of Caucasian appearance, 184-190cm tall with a solid build (much larger than shown in accompanying image), brown hair and blue/grey eyes.

He has tattoos of a cross on his lower left arm, hinge on his left elbow, crucifix/cross/swastika on his upper right arm and the word ‘mum’ on his right wrist.

Mr Farrow is believed to be living in the Illawarra and is considered highly dangerous.

Anyone who sees Mr Farrow is urged not to approach him but contact ‘triple zero’ (000) immediately.

Meanwhile, strike force detectives are again appealing for anyone with information that might assist their investigation into Ms Steven’s death to come forward.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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