It has become the improvised explosive device (IED) that killed 58-year-old John Burrows in Portland, central-west new south WALES, was detonated by remote control by a radio-controlled receiver — and the police believe that the terrorist source the device from the Portland area.
The Detective Chief Inspector Luke Rankin, the Crime Manager of Chifley Local Area Command, said that the researchers need help from the community to catch the killer.
John Burrows was killed after an Improvised Explosive device exploded outside his mother’s garage in Portland, near Lithgow.
Greyhound trainer John Burrows was killed two years ago.
Today is the second anniversary of the fatal explosion. Mr. Burrows died instantly, as he approached the rear of the garage of his mother’s property in an alley behind Villiers Street, Portland, close to 6.30 in the morning.
The remains of the device were found at the scene. He had hidden underneath one of the Hills 16 litre knapsack sprayer cardboard box.
The radio-controlled receiver in the scene that it was a Spektrum brand AR610, a brand owned and distributed by Horizon Hobby united states, which is sold for use in aircraft, helicopters and other aircraft.
It has only been available since May of 2013 and could have been purchased for your account or sold within a product such as a ready-to-fly kit model of aircraft or helicopter kit.
The metal plate and cardboard box recovered from the site of the fatal Portland bombing. Photo: Police of NSW
Fragments of Improvised Explosive device on the screen.
“We are particularly interested in talking to retailers or to persons in the Portland area that may have sold an item — at the social media sites, garage sales or even eliminated in a local of the tip of the coincidence of the description of the radio-controlled receiver,” Insp Rankin said.
“We believe that the steel tubing used around the outside of the apparatus is obtained as scrap and modified to make the device”.
He said that the attack Force to Exploit the detectives were sure that there were people who knew what had happened and why, but that has not yet come forward.
John Burrows in the photo with his wife, Shirley.
John Burrows of the death shocked the community of Portland.
“Someone must know something about these devices so I urge you to pick up the phone and call us, you can do so anonymously through crimestoppers,” Insp Rankin said.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.