An investigation is underway after a body was discovered at a home in Greenwich earlier this week. The police have been stationed outside the Greendale Street Greenwich home since 29 May 2018, after the body was discovered by cleaners. The house is located on the corner of Greenwich Road and Greendale Street Greenwich.
Officers from North Shore Police Area Command established a crime scene which is continuing to be forensically examined.
The body has been identified as Shane Snellman. The body was rolled up in a carpet and found by cleaners at a deceased estate in Greenwich last Tuesday. At a police press conference on Thursday, the police revealed that the body was in a mummified state. A post-mortem revealed Mr. Snellman sustained several injuries before his death. Mr. Snellman was known to police. He was estranged from his family, so no-one had lodged a missing person’s report.
The occupant of the home, Bruce Roberts died close to a year ago. It was only last week the owners organised for the property to be cleaned. One local resident told In the Cove that the former occupant of the house was well known around Greenwich. He was always dressed in the same jeans, jacket and boots even on the hottest day. He was a well-known hoarder and recluse who did not like to have contact with his neighbours. The police stated that the body was covered by layers of debris.
An investigation has been launched in an attempt to identify the circumstances surrounding the death and the relationship between Mr Roberts and the victim, with local police being assisted by detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad.
Police are urging anyone who has information that may assist, to come forward.
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: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
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