Family tribute to keen surfer
THE family of “passionate surfer” Zelijko Kuch has thanked ambulance officers and police following the 51year-old’s death last weekend.
It followed the charging on Monday of Andrew John Myles, 35 — who is known to Mr Kuch — with murder over the death of Mr Kuch in his Ocean Reef home.
Mr Kuch, depicted right, was remembered by his family as a “passionate surfer who loved his local Ocean Reef surf breaks and walking his dog”.
“Although sometimes spirited and strong-willed, he enjoyed nothing more than making people laugh, entertaining and would always help anyone who needed it,” his family said in a statement.
“The family would like to thank all the ambulance emergency response personnel, all the police and detectives who attended for their outstanding efforts and efficient performance.
“We would like to thank all friends, neighbours, local community for their condolences and support.”
Police were called to a home on Marina Boulevard just before 7pm on Saturday after Mr Kuch was found by his housemate in a pool of blood.
Acting Det-Sgt Matthew Court said on Sunday it would take some time to examine the scene.
Mr Myles has been remanded in custody to appear in the Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on May 26. Homicide detectives are seeking dash-cam footage of the area from 4pm to 7pm or anyone who may have seen anything suspicious around the same time.