A silver BMW found abandoned in a quiet Cranbourne street could be the key to unlocking the murder mystery of Melbourne man Michael Mammone.
The 47-year-old’s 2008 BMW 118i sedan was found in Miller Court, Cranbourne on Saturday night less than one kilometre from where his body was discovered dumped next to a primary school the day before.
Homicide Squad detectives are yet to reveal if the car contained any clues that could help in solving Mr Mammone’s murder, but the street where it was found was scattered with home CCTV cameras.
Mr Mammone’s body was found in a car park at Cranbourne’s Donnelly Recreational Reserve next to Rangebank Primary School by a father and his children at 7.15am on Friday.
His devastated daughter Brodie Mammone told reporters she had no idea why he was killed.
She said those responsible had “ruined a family beyond recognition”.
“There is no coming back from this,” she said.
“They’ve robbed a niece and my daughter from having their grandfather in their life.”
At this stage it’s not known what time Mr Mammone’s body was left in the car park, and detectives are keen to speak to anyone who noticed suspicious activity in the area on Thursday night or Friday morning.
Police are also urging anyone driving through the area with dashcam footage in the 24 hours prior to the discovery of his body to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.