POLICE want to speak with a man who left Australia at the weekend when the body of murdered former Perth mining executive Cecilia Haddad was found in a Sydney river.
Kayakers found Ms Haddad’s fully-clothed body floating in the Lane Cove River at Woolwich, on Sydney’s lower north shore, on Sunday morning about six kilometres from her Ryde home.
Forensic pathologists on Wednesday conducted a post-mortem on Ms Haddad’s body. The findings have yet to be released.
Investigators on Wednesday evening confirmed they were trying to reach a man known to Ms Haddad who flew home to Brazil over the weekend.
The exact nature of their relationship is unclear but Sydney media reports suggested he was a friend or former lover.
Detectives plan to interview the man once he is located, NSW Police told AAP.