'Significant head injury': John Gasovski. Photo: Facebook
A body found in bushland in the Illawarra has been identified as that of a Sydney businessman, who was reported missing by his family while on a business trip to Canberra.
Homicide squad detectives say 48-year-old John Gasovski, from Arncliffe, had suffered a "significant head injury" and his death was being treated as suspicious.
A park ranger found Mr Gasovski's body in bushland off Jamberoo Mountain Road in Budderoo at 8.45am on Sunday.
Police, forensic police and the SES at the crime scene. Photo: Adam McLean
Detective Superintendent Wayne Starling said Strike Force Berek, comprising officers from the Homicide Squad and the Lake Illawarra local area command, had been formed to investigate Mr Gasovski's death.
Mr Gasovski told his family he left home at 3.30pm on Monday last week to travel to Canberra for a business meeting.
He was due to return home the following evening, but was not seen alive again. His family reported him missing on Thursday.
A woman who identified herself as Mr Gasovski's niece paid tribute to him online on Monday.
"RIP uncle John Gasovski may you rest in peace always in our hearts My heart is breaking for the family Xx," she wrote.
A post-mortem is being conducted on Mr Gasovski's body at the Department of Forensic Medicine in Glebe on Monday to confirm his cause of death.
Police said he had suffered a significant head injury, but said it was unclear if that injury occurred a the location where his body was found. Police said there was no attempt to conceal his body in the bush.
Police are trying to piece together Mr Gasovski's movements in the past week, and have urged anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.