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Police appeal for help over death of homeless man

Police urge public to show their disgust at homeless man's death by helping to find person of interest

Saturday, 29 March 2014 - 1:41pm


Police urge the public to share the picture of Justin Turner on social network sites

Detectives investigating the murder of 49 year-old Maqbool Hussain in Balmoral last week are continuing to appeal for public assistance to help them locate a person of interest.

Mr Hussain’s body was found by relatives in his temporary squat on Monday and Police say he died a violent death.

The investigation is making steady progress however Police are still looking for 28 year-old Justin Turner, who is considered to be a person of interest. A photo of Turner released by Police yesterday afternoon is yet to result in any clues to his whereabouts and Detective Inspector Chris Cahill says Justin Turner may have vital information that could assist the enquiry.

“We need to speak to Justin Turner as soon as possible. Someone out there must know where he is or may well have seen him recently. He’s quite distinctive looking and has a tattoo on his neck of a dog wearing a spike collar” says Det Insp Cahill.

“Maqbool Hussain died a terrible death that no person should be subjected to. A man that had fallen on hard times has had his life very cruelly stolen from him and we need to find the person responsible. That anyone could attack a person like this is just appalling and we need the public to show their disgust by helping us. Our search will be greatly assisted by being able to speak to the person of interest, and I’m urging anyone who can tell us where Justin Turner is to help us and tell us where he is by calling 111 or ringing the enquiry team on 09 820 5763.”

Police are also urging the public to share the photo of Justin Turner on social media websites.

He is described as the following;

-28 years old, caucasian with noticeably olive skin
-Short black hair, brown eyes, bushy eyebrows
-Prominent nose, 176 cms tall, medium build


Information can also be passed anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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