Body of Outlaw Motorcycle gang enforcer Mark Easter had to be identified from his tattoos
- MATTHEW BENNS
- The Daily Telegraph
- June 28, 2015 4:23PM
The executed body of Mr Easter, who was the Sergeant at Arms of the Rebels’ city chapter, was found by council workers near the Pacific Highway at Cowan shortly after his family had reported him missing.
Detective Inspector Grant Taylor from the homicide squad said the 37-year-old from Little Bay in Sydney’s south had last been seen by his de facto having dinner at Potts Point on Tuesday night.
He said police are looking closely at his links with the outlaw motorcycle gang and confirmed Mr Easter was a close associate of Rebels Windsor chapter president John Weston.
Last week Weston, 35, was arrested and charged with the shooting of Summernats and MotorEx judge Laurie Starling outside his Central Coast car restoration business.
Mr Starling, who ran the Chop Shop car restoration business, was not known to the police and had no bikie connections. It is alleged he got caught in the middle of a feud between two underworld figures.
The 29-year-old was shot multiple times in the stomach and bled to death at the wheel of his car in July last year. Three men were seen fleeing from the scene in a small silver car.
Another former member of the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang, Timothy Steven Rolfe, 29, was arrested and charged with Mr Starling’s murder in April.
DI Taylor said police would be examining all possible leads in Mr Easter’s shooting and could not rule out a link to the earlier crime.
“It remains to be seen as to why he was killed and we don’t isolate any particular direction of inquiry there,” he said.
“Obviously we will be looking closely at his links to outlaw motorcycle gangs — that usually comes with certain hazards.”
A post mortem has not yet established the time of Mr Easter’s death but DI Taylor said the indications were that he died at some time on Thursday.