POLICE believe a bikie, found executed in Sydney bushland, may have been held for days before he was finally killed.
Mark Easter, the sergeant of arms of the Rebels city chapter, is believed to have been held for a number of days before he was executed and his body dumped in bushland north of Sydney on June 26 last year.
Police said he had been shot repeatedly in the head at the end of the ordeal.
“The deceased was a known member of the Outlaw Motorcycle gang the Rebels and his death could be related to internal matters within the club,’’ Detective Chief Inspector David Laidlaw, of the NSW Homicide squad, said.
“A number of motives are being pursued including a rival gang or personal issues.’’
The last time Easter was seen alive was at his home in Little Bay on Tuesday, June 23 at about 8.40pm after having dinner with his partner.
After leaving the residence, he was never seen again.
Three days later his body — with multiple bullet wounds to the head — was found in bushland at Cowan, north of Sydney.
Police say they are trying to piece together who Easter came in contact with on the Tuesday night or following days.
They have found images of two men on CCTV cameras that they believe could have information in relation to the murder of Easter.
“The two men we are now looking to identify were captured on CCTV in the Sydney region on the afternoon of Thursday, June 25, 2015,” Detective Laidlaw said.
“Also, we believe a white van seen in the early hours of Friday morning, on June 26, in the Berowra area near where the body was found was used in his murder.”