Sunday January 29 2012
– Police are hunting the killer of a homeless man who was found dead on a footpath in the early hours of yesterday.
Detectives say the 31-year-old “met a violent death” and has “significant injuries”.
Ambulance Victoria confirmed the victim had been stabbed in the stomach.
In a bizarre twist, police officers had seen him and were trying to find accommodation for him.
Less than two hours after leaving him, he was found dead.
It was revealed the Melbourne man had been taken to the Alfred Hospital by ambulance at 6pm on Friday, where he had an examination and was discharged at 9.30pm. Police were called at 1am yesterday after he refused to leave the hospital premises.
“He is of no fixed abode and was in need of accommodation for the night, so at his request, officers took him to a crisis centre in Grey Street, St Kilda, but there were no vacancies,” Detective Sergeant Sol Solomon said.
“They tried another facility but that was also full.
“At his request, he was then dropped off at the corner of Grey Street and Jackson Street in St Kilda.
“That was the last time he was seen alive, on foot at 2.20am. He was alive and well.”
Sergeant Solomon confirmed the victim was known to police before being picked up from the hospital.
At 4.12am a passer-by found the victim dead on the footpath of nearby Barkly Street.
Police are searching for a large suitcase and two blue zipped bags the victim had when he was with police, but which were missing when his body was found.
Detectives are desperately trying to piece together the missing two hours and appealing for any witnesses who saw a man carrying such luggage in the area to come forward.
The victim is described as 173cm tall, of medium build and was wearing tan-coloured shorts, blue and red runners and a dark long sleeved top.
An autopsy will be conducted to establish the cause of death – Jon Kaila

About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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