Family of murdered Jamie Gao plead for privacy

THE family of murdered university student Jamie Gao has pleaded for privacy following a highly publicised week of events which landed two former police officers in jail.

Infamous 73-year-old Roger Rogerson and his former colleague Glen McNamara are accused of killing Mr Gao after a $3million drug deal turned sour in Sydney's south last week.

Both have been remanded in custody amid allegations they were captured walking into a storage shed with the 20-year-old last Tuesday night and minutes later, emerging without him but carrying a bag.

Mr Gao's body was found wrapped in a blue tarpolin, which had been weighted down with rope and chains, off Cronulla's Shelley Beach on Monday morning.

Cars belonging to the former officers and a boat have been seized as evidence.

The case has attracted intense media coverage, with camera crews filming Mr Rogerson's arrest and camping outside Mr Gao's family home.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the family asked the waiting media to leave and for "their request to be respected during this extremely difficult time".


Much more than a job

Much more than a job

Stable hand develops life long skill set

Local club celebrates 20 years

Local club celebrates 20 years

Local polocrosse club celebrates 20 years

Giving to vital rural services

Giving to vital rural services

RFDS and CQ Rescue to benefit from local fundraiser

Local Partners