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Police target SL businessman over double murder case

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Homicide detectives are yet to track down a Sri Lankan businessman whom they believe holds the key to unlocking a decade-old murder mystery.

Nihal York is wanted for questioning
Nihal York has been on the run for at least three years and is wanted for questioning over the assassination of a Hungarian immigrant and his Thai partner at a farmhouse north of Melbourne in October 2003.

Steve Gulyas and his partner of 10 years, Tina 'Bing' Nhonthachith, were each shot three times in the head.

On the eve of the killing, Ms Nhonthachith rang a workmate, a Thai woman known as Superporn, complaining about a man lingering by the property.

It was long thought the deaths were tied to Melbourne's gangland war or linked to the sex trade.

But Detective Inspector John Potter told Fairfax Media this week he no longer believed illicit prostitution was involved in the killings, while a gangland hit was ruled out about five years ago.

Mr York has been a ''person of interest'' to homicide detectives for several years.

A $200,000 reward is on offer to help solve the case. Those with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or (The Age)


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  Comments - 6

  • mohamed asfar Monday, 25 March 2013 08:46 AM

    nihal is sri lankan but not york.

    ahamed Monday, 25 March 2013 09:03 AM

    Nihal york or new york?

    Gon Banda Sunday, 24 March 2013 03:45 PM

    Nihal YORK, that is a very strange name for a Sri Lankan, unless he changed his last name after emigrating to Australia.

    Hemal Monday, 25 March 2013 04:21 AM

    He looks just like one of our politicians.

    Katie Monday, 25 March 2013 04:57 AM

    Most of our Sri Lankans having lenghty names change to be in line with the Australian eg: Rodrigo is changed to Rodrig. They feel ashamed to give their proper sri lankan name. Thats our citizens

    weha Sunday, 24 March 2013 02:04 PM

    Where ever we go we make sure we put our name their mostly in a bad way. what a country

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