Police search for Ishmail Sozmen after Dandenong death

Homicide Squad detectives are appealing for public assistance to locate Ishmail Sozmen following the death of a man and an apartment fire in Dandenong in July.

Police would like to speak to Sozmen in relation to an incident on 9 July, where a 27-year-old Dandenong man was discovered deceased at an apartment building on McCrae Street.

Emergency services were called to the building following reports of a fire about 8.15am.

Sozmen is described as being approximately 175cm tall with a medium build and brown hair.

Police have released an image of Sozmen in the hope someone can provide information regarding his current whereabouts.

He is known to frequent the Dandenong and Meadow Heights areas.

Anyone who sights Sozmen is asked not to approach him and to contact triple zero (000) immediately.

Last week police charged a 27-year-old Meadow Heights man with murder in relation to this incident.

He was also charged with intentionally cause injury in relation to a separate victim.

Anyone with information about Sozmen’s whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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