More heartache for Matthew Leveson's parents ahead of his funeral service

A memorial tree to Matthew Leveson in Royal National Park has been stripped of ornaments.

Mr Leveson’s family discovered the “vandalism” when they visited the area where his remains were found on Thursday as they prepared for funeral service at Woronora Memorial Park on Friday.

'Absolutely devastated,” his father Mark wrote on Twittter.

“The night before Matty’s funeral we visited his memorial tree in the National Park to find it vandalised. Butterflies taken, gifts taken, memorial plaques taken, fresh flowers taken. Nothing is left!”

Matthew Leveson’s remains were found in the national park in June, 2017, after he disappeared in 2007.

In September last year, the Leveson family feared the memorial tree would be burnt to the ground when a bushfire swept through the area.

The fires burnt out a wide area of bushland off McKell Avenue, east of Waterfall, in the area where Matthew’s remains were found earlier in 2017, but the tree was unscathed.

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