Body found in Mirrabooka, identity unconfirmed

SOMALI community members are supporting the family of Abdulahi Mohamad Igal today after police found a body in Mirrabooka believed to be that of the missing 26-year-old.

Detectives found human remains in bush near the Herb Graham Recreation Centre and Reid Highway last night after a tip-off from Somali community members.

At the site today, a community member, who did not want to be named, said a friend of Mr Igal’s admitted to fighting with him before stabbing and killing him.

The community member said the friend fled to Africa after Mr Igal went missing and admitted to disposing of the body in Mirrabooka bush.

A police spokesman said police were told by community members of the location of possible human remains about 5.25pm on October 19.

He said the information suggested the remains were those of Mr Igal who was reported missing to WA Police on September 30.

The spokesman said the surrounding area was closed off from the public.

Forensic personnel are at the scene.

There has been no formal identification made, however detectives remain in contact with Mr Igal’s family.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online here.