UPDATE 11.30am: Detectives conducting the homicide investigation into the death of Syeid Alam have charged a man with murder.

A 34-year-old Berserker man was arrested this morning and later charged with one count each of murder and misconduct with corpse by interfering.

The man is due to appear in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court today.


UPDATE 10am: Police have marched a man arrested in relation to the alleged murder of Syeid Alam to the Rockhampton watchhouse.

Four detectives escorted the handcuffed man, who was wearing a grey hoodie and thongs, from the police station following his arrest.

He is expected to be formally charged later today.

Police are expected to brief the media at 1pm.


9.30am: POLICE have arrested a man in relation to the murder of Syeid Alam whose remains were found along a creek bed near the Fitzroy River last month.

Mr Alam's remains were found near the MacAlister St barrage on April 16. 

It is believed a man, who is currently at the Rockhampton Police Station, will be charged this afternoon over Mr Alam's alleged murder.

Syied Alam
Syied Alam

He was last seen on April 5, leaving his house in Allenstown.

There had been initial fears the fisherman was taken by a crocodile.

 But Rockhampton CIB Officer in Charge Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Moon later reported a crocodile attack had been ruled out as the cause of death.

"A post-mortem was conducted and from that investigation we've treated it as suspicious and I can confirm that we are treating this matter as a homicide," Det Snr Sgt Moon said at the time.

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