Heartbroken Family Search For Answers Over Murdered Father
Cheryl Phillips clutches the chain around her neck with a heart pendant that contains the ashes of her murdered son Jamie.
With her only remaining son Allen by her side, Cheryl today made an emotional plea at Campbelltown Police station to help find Jamie's killers.
Jamie’s death has ripped their once close family apart.
"I don't even answer the door I just don't want to talk to anybody, I just wanted him to come home," Cheryl said.
But Jamie is never coming home. The 46-year-old was brutally bashed and stabbed to death, his naked body dumped in a vacant lot next to suburban homes on Englorie Park Drive, Rosemeadow on October 25 last year.
His family is at a complete loss to understand why the father of two girls was murdered.
"He was a beautiful man, loving son, brother, father to his girls... he would help anybody everybody... always helping. This is why this doesn't add up to me," Cheryl said.
Police believe there was more than one person responsible for the murder.
"Jamie suffered significant injuries, multiple serious injuries and we believe more than one offender was involved in the offence... we believe it was a targeted attack," Detective Inspector Greg Inger, Crime manager at Campbelltown Police said.
CCTV video was released at today's appeal that police believe may help jog people's memories.
The video shows Jamie in an orange jacket walking along Queen Street, Campbelltown on Thursday October 24, the day before his body was found in Rosemeadow.
Jamie's brother Allen said he and his brother were living together in the months before his death but that he hadn't spoken to or seen his brother for two days before his death due to a minor argument.
He has also pleaded for the killers to turn themselves in.
"I still can't believe it's happened to him," Allen said.
"I hope the person that has done this is going to get it twice as hard."
"If anyone has information please let us know".
"Just give yourself up, you've taken what we have," Cheryl aded.
Police say they have quite a lot of information from the public already and have seized items from several homes, but they need more assistance from the community.
"We have conducted examinations of a number of locations and we believe some of the assaulting of Jamie occurred at one of those locations," he said.
"We need the assistance of the community to help us identify exactly what happened on that night," Inger said.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.
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