CAR CORPSE CHARGE
Man arrested in Lara over murder of Geelong dad
A NORTH Shore man charged with the murder of a 41-year-old father is expected to face a Geelong court today.
The 40-year-old man was arrested in Lara yes- terday and charged with one count of murder.
The victim has been named as Jason Fry, pictured, whose body was found on Sunday morning in a blue VT Holden Commodore station wagon in North Shore.
A NORTH Shore man charged with the murder of a 41-year-old father is expected to face the Geelong Magistrates’ Court today.
The 40-year-old man was arrested in Lara yesterday and charged by homicide squad detectives with one count of murder.
The victim has been named as Jason Fry, 41, a father of three from North Shore.
Mr Fry’s body was found on Sunday morning in a blue VT Holden Commodore station wagon parked in Sea Breeze Pde, North Shore.
Police were in the area that morning investigating a burglary at a Seaforth St property when the body was found. The street connects to Sea Breeze Pde.
On Monday detectives said they believed the blue Commodore containing the body had been moved in the week leading up to the grisly discovery.
Mr Fry’s niece Kirra Adams posted a tribute on social media yesterday.
“It won’t ever hurt any less than what it does right now, but the memories I have with you will never fade,” she said.
“You were truely (sic) one of a kind, and it breaks my heart knowing this has come to an end. You didn’t deserve this uncle Jason, but I hope you’re resting in peace we will meet again some day.
“I love you forever and always, I’ll always watch over your beautiful kids and protect them just like you’d want. I’ll be there for everyone to make sure they’re okay.”
Workers in the Seaforth St industrial area told the Geelong Advertiser they had not seen the blue Commodore in the area late last week.
Police say the plates found on the car were not registered to a home within the Geelong region. They yesterday refused to reveal the location the car was registered to but said it did not appear it was stolen.
By noon Monday, the Holden station wagon had been removed from the scene after an extensive search by forensic police.
Police also searched a Seaforth St property on Monday.
A real estate sign attached to the fence declared that Mr Fry had been evicted on April 9 due to unpaid rent.
“Jason Fry . . . Under the terms and conditions of your commercial lease agreement and the requirements of the Retail Tenancies Act, and due to rent remaining unpaid we have exercised our rights to lock you out of these premises with effect from 9/4/2018 5:00pm,” the sign read.
The accused was expected to face an out-of-sessions hearing in Geelong last night.
Victoria Police senior communications officer Alex Day said the man was expected to be remanded to appear at Geelong Magistrates’ Court today.
MAIN: The crime scene in North Shore on Sunday. BELOW: Victim Jason Fry.