A Russian man who went on the run after stabbing a property developer to death and leaving his son in a critical condition has been found dead in a Sydney park.
Vladimir Kondakov, 49, has been on the run since attacking Albert Metledge, 76, and his son Antony, 33, on Wednesday.
The pair were working at the site on the Princes Highway in St Peters, in the city’s inner west, when they were attacked by Kondakov, who was wearing a hi-vis shirt.
A body, believed to be that of the 49-year-old Russian national was found on Sunday morning at a park in Taren Point in Sydney’s south, ABC reported.
A body, believed to be that of Vladimir Kondakov (pictured), 49, was found in Sydney’s south on Sunday
Antony Metledge (pictured) was rushed to hospital in a critical condition on Wednesday
A father, 76, has died and his son, 33, (pictured) is fighting for his life after the pair were stabbed at a Sydney construction site
Emergency services were called to the park of Apsley Place in Taren Point about 8.30am on Sunday.
‘He is yet to be formally identified, a crime scene was established however the death is not being treated as suspicious,’ NSW Police told Daily Mail Australia.
‘A report will be prepared for the coroner.’
Police said the Russian tradesman – who is believed to have been employed by the pair – left the worksite after the stabbing, which was believed to have been the result of a workplace dispute.
He was seen talking to a woman soon after the pair were attacked before hitchhiking to the Rockdale region in Sydney’s south.
Albert Metledge died at the scene while his son, with the knife still in his back, was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in a critical condition.
A woman, believed to be a family member, was seen rushing towards the crime scene on Wednesday afternoon, 7News reported.
‘I need to say my goodbyes,’ she begged police through her tears.
A family member said they were in ‘shock’ when they were told the news.
‘RIP Uncle Albert. The family is in shock and unable to talk or see anyone at the moment,’ he said in a statement.
‘We thank everyone but request privacy at this moment. Please let family and friends know.’
A police spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia a knife had been found and was undergoing forensic examination.
Pictured: Antony Metledge who is in hospital in a critical condition
Police believe the suspect is known to both of the stabbed men and hitched a ride to Rockdale in the city’s south
Witnesses described hearing screams before seeing a man’s body covered in blood laying on the concrete near the worksite.
‘They were screaming a lot. They were working. We thought it was an accident,’ one woman said.
‘I saw a lot of blood.’
Junior Kamara, who has been working on the site for the past six months, said the two victims were father and son.
He said the father was the owner of the company and described the men as ‘good people’, claiming he was unaware of anyone who might have had any sort of grievance against them.
Emergency crews were called to the site on Princes Highway in St Peters, in the city’s inner-west at 1pm on Wednesday