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Housemate of man stabbed to death suspected of murder

A man suspected of stabbing his flatmate to death with a knife at a public housing block is being questioned by police.

The 34-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday morning by detectives investigating the death of father-of-four Charlie Grace on Tuesday night.

Emergency services were called to a unit in Chifley, on Sydney’s eastern beaches, after the body of the 47-year-old was found by a female friend.

A man (pictured) suspected of stabbing his flatmate to death with a knife at a public housing block is being questioned by police

The 34-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday morning by detectives investigating the death of father-of-four Charlie Grace (pictured) on Tuesday night

The 34-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday morning by detectives investigating the death of father-of-four Charlie Grace (pictured) on Tuesday night

Police cordoned off the entire block after storming a stairwell at the apartment building on Namatjira Place, Nine News reported.

The victim’s niece described Mr Grace as a ‘devoted family man’ and said his parents and sister were devastated.

‘They’re totally heartbroken, I’ve never seen my grandparents so fragile,’ she said.

Mr Grace, who went to Bondi Beach Public School and Dover Heights High, had lived in Sydney for the majority of his life. 

Emergency services were called to a unit in Chifley, on Sydney's eastern beaches, after the body of the 47-year-old (pictured as a child) was found by a female friend

Emergency services were called to a unit in Chifley, on Sydney’s eastern beaches, after the body of the 47-year-old (pictured as a child) was found by a female friend

The 34-year-old man (pictured) was arrested by detectives at a home in Botany on Thursday morning

The 34-year-old man (pictured) was arrested by detectives at a home in Botany on Thursday morning

Police (pictured) found a knife near a local preschool and believe it is the murder weapon used to stab Mr Grace

Police (pictured) found a knife near a local preschool and believe it is the murder weapon used to stab Mr Grace

Charges have not been laid against the 34-year-old (pictured), who was arrested at a unit in Botany at 9am on Thursday

Charges have not been laid against the 34-year-old (pictured), who was arrested at a unit in Botany at 9am on Thursday

Police found a knife near a local preschool and believe it is the murder weapon. 

Charges have not been laid against the 34-year-old, who was arrested at a unit in Botany at 9am on Thursday.

The man in custody was known to Mr Grace, and is believed to be his housemate.

Mr Grace’s family are flying to Sydney from New Zealand to formally identify his body. 

The man in custody (pictured) was known to Mr Grace, and is believed to be his housemate

The man in custody (pictured) was known to Mr Grace, and is believed to be his housemate

Emergency services were called to the unit block on Namatjira Place in Chifley at about 6.20pm on Wednesday

Emergency services were called to the unit block on Namatjira Place in Chifley at about 6.20pm on Wednesday

 

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