Woodbridge murder, Perth: Police baffled by mysterious death of young father Zac Bevilaqua found with neck injuries in a pool of blood outside a home in a quiet street
Devastated family members of a ‘nice and polite’ young father are pleading for answers after he died from neck wounds.
Zac Bevilaqua, 23, was found with life-threatening injuries on a porch outside a home in Woodbridge in Perth’s west about 1.25am on Saturday.
He was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery but could not be saved and died on Saturday afternoon.
Mr Bevilaqua, who previously worked as an aged care worker, was described as a ‘nice, polite person’ by his older brother James Whitworth.
Zac Bevilaqua, 23, was found with life-threatening injuries on a porch outside a home in Woodbridge in Perth ‘s west about 1.25am on Saturday (pictured with his partner Tanya Kissack)
‘Me and my family need closure and I just want to know what happened to my dear little brother,’ Mr Whitworth told 9News.
‘Zach kept to himself, he was a nice, polite person. He was kind, loving and caring and he didn’t hang out with the wrong crowd of people.’
‘I heard that my brother had been picking up cigarette bumpers and that he’d been stabbed.’
Mr Bevilaqua was found with his watch and hat next to him but his necklace had been taken, according to his older brother.
Tanaya Kissack, 21, with whom Mr Bevilaqua had shared daughter, paid tribute to her ‘caring’ partner.
‘He was an incredible partner and father who always put us first,’ she told The West Australian.
The pair had been together for around four years and welcomed their daughter into the world just 10 months ago.
Blood was smeared across the front door and porch area of the Chatham Road property where Mr Bevilaqua was found (pictured)
Investigators are urging anyone with information about the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000
‘I miss your smile and your laugh,’ Ms Kissack wrote on social media on Sunday night, before adding the hashtag: ‘justice for Zac’.
Blood was smeared across the front door and porch area of the Chatham Road property where Mr Bevilaqua was found.
Investigators are urging anyone with information about the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Anyone with CCTV or dash-cam vision of the Chatham Road, Woodbridge area between 12.30am and 2am on Saturday, September 30, is urged to contact police immediately.