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Three Charged Over Alleged Torture And Murder Of Sydney Teenager

NSW detectives have charged three men over the alleged murder of 17-year-old Jason Tsang.

A 19-year-old man and two 18-year-old men were arrested and charged with murder over the killing of Tsang, while two more men -- aged 19 and 18 -- were arrested and released without charge.

The 17-year-old victim was reported missing from Canada Bay in Sydney's Inner West on March 15, after his family had not heard from him in several days.

Just over a week later, Tsang's body was found in a shallow grave at a lookout at Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains, about 100 kilometres from Sydney's CBD.

Three Arrested Over Jason Tsang Death
Men were arrested at a Burwood Heights home. Image: NSW Police

On Wednesday, police executed a search warrant at a home in Burwood Heights and arrested four men: three aged 18, one aged 19.

Two of the men -- aged 18 and 19 -- were released without charge, pending further inquiries.

However, the other two 18-year-olds were charged with murder and detaining a person with intent to cause actual bodily harm.

Police allege those two men picked up Tsang from a Drummoyne property on March 11, driving him to the Burwood property. Police then allege Tsang was tortured for a number of hours and seriously assaulted, before being stabbed to death. His body was then driven to the Blue Mountains and buried in a shallow grave.

The two 18-year-old men have been refused bail and appeared in Burwood local court on Thursday.

Three Arrested Over Jason Tsang Death
Men were arrested at a Burwood Heights home. Image: NSW Police
Three Arrested Over Jason Tsang Death
Men were arrested at a Burwood Heights home. Image: NSW Police

In a separate but related arrest, a 19-year-old man whom police allege was the group's ringleader was arrested on Wednesday evening and charged with murder and assault.

Police allege he coordinated the suspected murder. The 19-year-old was refused bail and appeared in Bankstown Local Court on Thursday.

Men Arrested Over Jason Tsang Murder
Police arrested a man at about 7.30pm on Wednesday. Image: NSW Police.

Police told 10 News First there could be more charges to come.

Contact Siobhan at skenna@networkten.com.au