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Hell Hole death mystery

DETECTIVES are continuing with their investigations into the death of a man at Otford earlier this week.
The body of Jarrod Dark, 45, from Fairfield, was found in bushland at Otford early on Tuesday morning. He had earlier travelled to the location near Hell Hole beach with two men, aged 43 and 37, who he had met via social media. Those two men have told police they were forced to restrain Mr Dark after he became violent.
The pair left the man at the location before seeking medical treatment at Canterbury Hospital for head injuries they suffered during the altercation. They also contacted police about the incident.
Acting on the information, Wollongong police went to the remote location where they found Mr Dark dead.
A post mortem examination was carried out at Glebe Coroners Court yesterday. At this time, there is no determination as to the cause of death.
Police are continuing with their investigation and want anyone with information about the man’s death to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and 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 Australia 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 writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed 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 Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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