Human remains found on western NSW property

A man will appear in court charged with the fatal stabbing of a 21-year-old woman.

A man will appear in court charged with the fatal stabbing of a 21-year-old woman. Photo: AAP

Human remains found near Bathurst in western NSW are believed to be those of Malaysian national ‘Jacky’ Chong Kai Wong who disappeared in 2020.

Detectives investigating Mr Wong’s disappearance and suspected murder found the remains on Sunday during a search of a rural property in Killongbutta, about 40 kilometres north-west of Bathurst.

In June 2021, Strike Force Heighway was set up to investigate a criminal syndicate involved in manufacturing and supplying prohibited drugs.

Detectives soon uncovered the disappearance and suspected murder of the 24-year-old.

Three men – aged 33, 22 and 28 – have since been arrested and charged over their alleged involvement in Mr Wong’s murder. They remain before the courts.

The remains will be subject to forensic examination and further analysis, including DNA testing.

“While the remains are yet to be formally identified, they are believed to be that of ‘Jacky’ Chong Kai Wong,” NSW Police said in a statement on Monday.

Mr Wong had been living in Sydney since 2016 and last spoke to his family overseas in December 2020.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

Topics: NSW
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