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2.20PM: Police are combing surrounding houses and bushland at Springvale as they hunt for a suspect after a man’s body was found earlier today.
1.50PM: Police have launched an investigation following the death of a man at Springvale near Wagga.
About 12.20pm (Tuesday, May 26), emergency services were called to a home on Springvale Drive after reports a man had been injured at the property.
Officers attached to Wagga Local Area Command arrived to find the body of an 83-year-old man who appeared to have suffered severe head injuries.
Police are treating the death as suspicious.
A crime scene has been established at the home, which will be examined by forensic specialists and detectives.
A section of Springvale Road, between Plumpton Road and Featherwood Road, is currently closed while emergency services continue their inquiries at the scene.
Local residents are therefore advised to avoid the area for the time being.
Detectives would now like to speak with a man who may be able to assist in the investigation.
The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his late 40s, about 178cm tall, with short grey hair and a receding hairline.
He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a brown-coloured woollen jumper, striped grey t-shirt, and glasses.
Anyone who sees the man is urged not to approach him, but contact Triple Zero (000) immediately.
While the investigation remains in its early stages; the death is being treated as suspicious.
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: nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/
Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
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