Man to face court over Phillip murder

A 25-year-old Florey man will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court today (Thursday, 27 March) expected to be charged for the murder of Miodrag Gajic.

About 2pm on (Wednesday, January 1) police were called to a residential address in Phillip where a deceased man had been found.

Friends of the man went to check on him and found him in the residence. Members of ACT Policing Woden Patrol attended and ACT Ambulance Service arrived a short time later.

The 71-year-old man was found deceased and a crime scene was established.

Detective Superintendent of Criminal Investigations, Paul Shakeshaft, praised his dedicated team for their hard work throughout the investigation.
“This was an exhaustive investigation by dedicated detectives whose commitment has led to this morning’s court appearance,” Superintendent Shakeshaft said.

“I would also like to extend that praise to the community for their assistance with this investigation.

“Police made numerous appeals to the public throughout this murder investigation, and I applaud those who came forward to assist us with information.

“The eyes and ears of the community are an integral part of investigative policing.”

Police will oppose bail when the 25-year-old man faces court today.