Police investigate 'suspicious' death at Jamberoo Mountain lookout

POLICE are treating as suspicious the death of a man whose body was found at Jamberoo Mountain lookout on Sunday morning.

Police were called about 8.45am to reports that a body of a man, aged in his 40s had been found near the lookout on Jamberoo Mountain Rd.

A crime scene was established. 

State Emergency Services were called in to conduct a co-ordinated search of surrounding bushland, and remained on the scene for hours after the initial report.

Forensic investigators and police rescue officers also stayed at the scene until well into Sunday evening, until contractors arrived to remove the man’s body about 5.30pm.

Detectives from Lake Illawarra local area command have formed Strike Force Berek to investigate the death, which is believed to be suspicious.

A post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death. 

Lake Illawarra Local Area Commander Superintendent Wayne Starling said police were investigating but declined to say how the man died or release any further information.

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