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Coroners say the death of a man in Sydney should go to an unresolved murder unit

Mark “Sharkey” Russell was killed, found by a coroner.Photo: Included

Coroners decided that the day after police announced a $ 1 million bounty for information, NSW’s unresolved murder unit needed to investigate the mysterious death of a Sydney man who was stabbed 12 times at home. ..

Mark Alan Russell was found dead on February 25, 2018 in a Surry Hills apartment with a series of stabs in his neck and chest.

No one was arrested for the attack.

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Deputy coroner Derek Lee said Thursday that it was clear that a 53-year-old woman was the victim of a “sudden and violent” murder by an “unknown person.”

A $ 1 million reward was provided for information about Mark Russell's 2018 murder.
A $ 1 million reward was provided for information about Mark Russell’s 2018 murder.

On Wednesday, New South Wales police provided a million reasons to provide information to help someone track down the murderer of Kronurafan, who is lovingly known as the “Sharkey.”

Despite a thorough investigation, Lee said police were plagued by unreliable witnesses whose memories were affected by the use of alcohol and drugs.

A fun Rarikin lover, Russell was a popular and polite member of the Krisdel Street Unit Block and was known for having regular visitors to his apartment.

He often left the front door open, allowing neighbors to hear and see his conversation through the screen door.

Mark Russell's sister, Julie Anstewart, is helping to announce a $ 1 million reward for information about his murder. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Nicholas Eagar
Mark Russell’s sister, Julie Anstewart, is helping to announce a $ 1 million reward for information about his murder. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Nicholas Eagar

Witnesses reported hearing Mr. Russell talking to one or more people in his unit on the night of February 24, and others also talked about bangs and loud noises from his home. did.

One of his close friends found the murdered Mr. Russell lying on the couch with a red pillow on his chest around 11:00 am the next day. He was dead.

Autopsy revealed that he had been stabbed at least 12 times and had several cuts on his hand.

Lee discovered that Russell was likely to have died between 7:30 pm on February 24, 2018 and 6:30 am on February 25, 2018.

On Wednesday, Russell’s sister, Julie Ann Stewart, joined police, announced compensation, and re-appealed anyone with information to move forward.

Police and paramedics minister David Elliott said Mr Russell's loved ones deserved an answer. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Nicholas Eagar
Police and paramedics minister David Elliott said Mr Russell’s loved ones deserved an answer. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Nicholas Eagar

“The last two years have been absolutely devastating to our family, as we continue to mourn every day for Mark and the life he could have lived,” she said.

“Mark was a strong and vibrant character who had experienced difficult times in the years before his death, but he always knew how to bring smiles to his friends, family and community.

“The announcement of this reward provided new clues to the investigators, eventually gaining the justice of Mark (a highly beloved brother, father, friend) and why he was brutally taken away from us. I hope to answer my family about this. “

Anyone with the information can call Call the crime stopper at 1800 33 3000..

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Heath Parkes-Hupton is a court reporter for NCA NewsWire based in Sydney.He previously worked as a Digital Reporter for NewsLocal, Wentworth Courier, Central Sydney, … Read More

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