A Mr Potatohead toy containing 293 grams of ecstasy seized by Australian Customs at a mail centre in Sydney
A Mr Potatohead toy containing 293 grams of ecstasy seized by Australian Customs at a mail centre in Sydney is seen in this undated handout photograph made available October 4, 2007. The parcel was posted from Ireland and sent to a residential address in Sydney's western suburbs. REUTERS/Australian Customs/Han

Police have arrested two over the alleged killing of Dane McNeill. The 20-year-old man's badly burnt body was found in a Sydney park in 2013.

A woman and a man, both 24, were arrested by Homicide Squad detectives on Wednesday. They are expected to be charged with the murder of McNeill. The young man was assaulted, stabbed and died in an address in Cartwright after he had been taken to the place. It was July 21 when his badly burnt remains were found by council workers in Lambeth Reserve in Picnic Point. It took two days for the officers to identify the body as it was extremely charred. Police allege that McNeill's body was set alight in Lambeth Reserve. The body was found around 50 metres from a locked entrance gate to the reserve. It was believed that McNeill's body had been moved over the fence and dumped at night. Officers believe that he was assaulted on July 18 and kept captive at an address in Heckenberg.

McNeill's family claimed that the 20-year-old was might have been involved in drug trafficking. The former Casula High School student was scheduled to be sentenced for a number of convictions on the day his body was found. The convictions include a knife in a public place, possessing equipment for administering drugs, drug possession and drug supply. SBS reports that McNeill was a star ice hockey player in his teenage years. He apparently had the dreams of playing in the NHL. However, he seemed to have got involved with a number of people who were involved in drug trafficking.

McNeill indicated a probable change of intentions on his part just a couple of days before he had been reported missing. "I believe that everything happens for a reason," The Sydney Morning Herald quotes McNeill, "People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." McNeill was adored by his closely knit family.

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