Police have launched a manhunt for the brother of the tradesman whose throat was brutally slashed in a carpark lift at Westfield Doncaster.
Jonathan Dick is a suspect in the murder of his brother David, 36, who was found in a pool of blood at the shopping centre in Melbourne’s East in the early hours of Friday morning.
The 39-year-old has been urged to hand himself in, after detectives released security footage of a man at the scene of the crime who was carrying a sword-like weapon in a large yellow bag just a day before the attack.
Police believe he may be driving out of Victoria in a blue 1997 Ford Fairmont sedan or white 2002 Ford Falcon station wagon and could be heading towards New South Wales or to his late father’s home in Queensland.
During a press conference earlier today, Detective Inspector Michael Hughes revealed that Jonathan had been missing from his home in Seymour, Victoria and had not been seen or heard from in days.
He is also suffering from a mental illness that he has not been taking medication for.
“He is a person of interest in relation to the investigation,” Detective Inspector Hughes said.
“We are concerned for Jonathan himself. He has a recently diagnosed medical condition. He doesn’t take medication. He chose not to take medication.”
“We are concerned for his safety and for the public’s safety. We ask that the public not approach Jonathan.”
“We still don’t know the motive of this attack.”
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