Police search for Marco Deng after Melbourne CBD death

Homicide Squad detectives are appealing for public assistance to locate Marco Deng following the death of a man in Melbourne’s CBD on Monday.

The 22-year-old man is a suspect following a fatal altercation on Market Street about 5am on 22 June.

The victim, a 21-year-old Kurunjang man, was stabbed during the incident.

He was treated at the scene and taken to hospital, where he died later that day.

Following the altercation, Deng fled the scene.

Police believe the parties involved in the incident were known to each other.

Officer in charge of the Homicide Squad, Detective Inspector Tim Day, said police enquiries so far had failed to locate Deng so detectives are appealing for help from the public.

“We’re seeking assistance from anyone who may know his whereabouts in particular his family, friends or associates,” D/Insp Day said.

“An image of Marco has also been released in the hope someone recognises him and can provide information on his current whereabouts.

“I’d also like to make it clear that if he’s being harboured by someone, that person risks committing a serious offence as well.

“If anyone sees him I urge them to call triple zero (000) immediately or if they have any other information to please call Crime Stoppers.

“We are also calling on Marco to make contact with police himself, police are actively searching for him and it will only be a matter of time before we catch up with him.”

Deng is described as being 180cm tall with a medium build, brown eyes and short dark hair.

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

Deng is known to frequent the Brimbank area and his last known address is in Burnside Heights.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has further information about Deng’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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