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Cops Release Footage Of Men Chasing Neil Bennett Days Before His Body Was Found

Queensland police are looking to speak to three men who can be seen running after Neil Bennett on January 11, one week before his body was found.

CCTV footage showing three people running after a man a week before his body was found in dense scrub has been released by Queensland police.

The footage shows Neil Bennett running under the Sheep Station Creek Bridge at Morayfield, north of Brisbane, about 6.30pm on January 11.

He can be seen carrying a black bag and running towards Morayfield State High School.

A screen grab from CCTV footage released by QLD police shows Neil Bennett running towards Morayfield State High School. Image: QLD Police

Three men wearing high-vis vests run along the same path a short time later. Police are appealing for the trio, or anyone who knows them, to come forward in the hope they can assist with the investigation.

A screen grab from CCTV footage released by QLD police show men wearing high-vis vests running along the same path as Neil Bennett shortly after. Image: QLD Police
Neil Bennett. Image: QLD Police

Bennett's body was found in heavy vegetation near a creek on Buchanan Road on January 19. It's believed the 43-year-old came from the direction of the Morayfield Shopping Centre on the day the footage was captured.

Anyone who may have lost or had a bag stolen from the area that day is also urged to contact police.