Mark Rodney Jolliffe

The deceased’s body was found at about 7.15am on Monday, 15 February 2010 on City Hill, Canberra City in the Australian Capital Territory. City Hill is a large grassed area which is completely circumscribed by Vernon Circle. There are a significant number of trees growing in the area. His body was found hanging by the neck from a branch of one of these trees which was situated approximately 50 metres from the north bound lanes of Vernon Circle on the north western side of City Hill, in full view of the ACT Magistrates Court. There were three electrical extension cords wrapped around his neck and tied in a single knot. The other ends of the extension cords were wrapped around the fork of a branch, approximately two metres out from the trunk of the tree. The deceased’s feet were 40 centimetres from the ground.

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