NOWRA Police have renewed calls for public assistance in the death of Nelson Lee, whose body was found in the Shoalhaven River last October.
The body of 82-year-old Mr Lee was discovered floating in the river near the rowing club, west of the Nowra bridge off Scenic Drive at about 9.40am on Thursday, October 4, 2012.
Police set up a crime scene which was examined by specialist forensic officers and local detectives.
Detectives from the Shoalhaven Local Area Command formed Strike Force Royce to investigate the circumstances surrounding Mr Lee’s death.
After making a similar request late last year two witnesses came forward to place Mr Lee on the Princes Highway near the Nowra bridge around 4.20pm on Wednesday, October 3.
Detective Senior Constable David Hooper said the release of CCTV footage of Mr Lee had prompted a number of witnesses to come forward.
The CCTV footage in Morison’s Arcade off Junction Street was recorded at 3.15pm. Another witness came forward saying they had seen a person matching Mr Lee’s description at the helicopter near the bridge at 4pm.
“Another witness placed Mr Lee walking on the Princes Highway towards the Nowra bridge at about 4.30pm,” Det Hooper said.
“Again, if there are any members of the public who may have seen Mr Lee after this time we would love to hear from them so we can establish more of a timeline of his final movements.
“That information is vital to us understanding his movements prior to or after the footage on the CCTV camera.”
Police have also urged anyone who was walking beside the river early the following morning, or who took to the water from the rowing club that day, to come forward if they remembered seeing Mr Lee.
Mr Lee was wearing grey tracksuit pants with a fawn-coloured long-sleeved shirt.
“We are encouraging people to try to remember an elderly, Asian man walking alone,” he said.
Mr Lee resided at South Nowra with his wife and son and had only been living in the area for a short time.
Det Hooper said police were also waiting on some further pathology reports before preparing a report for the coroner.
Anyone with information about the man is urged to contact Nowra detectives on 4421 9699, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.