Zlatko Sikorsky Surrenders To Police After 28-Hour Siege
He surrendered without incident at 6.30pm on Saturday
Police are expected to charge Zlatko Sikorsky with murder after the man wanted over the discovery of a body in a barrel surrendered to police on Saturday evening after a 28-hour siege at a Sunshine Coast apartment.
Up to 40 officers had negotiated with Sikorsky since about 3.30pm Friday. Around 6.30pm on Saturday, police said the 34-year-old surrendered without incident.
“It was important to give our negotiators the time and space to help us resolve this peacefully – and I am relieved that we have been able to take this man into custody without him, any member of the public or any of our officers being hurt,” said Sunshine Coast District Officer Superintendent Darryl Johnson.
“I want to thank the people of Alexandra Headlands – particularly those living within our exclusion zone – for their patience and assistance during the last 24 hours. It is very much appreciated.”
As part of the investigation, a Palmwoods woman who allegedly helped the man get to the unit complex was charged with accessory after the fact to murder.
A 28-year-old man from Alexandra Headlands was also charged with one count of the same offence and will appear in court on Monday. The woman, who faced court on Saturday, was remanded in custody to reappear in court on the same day.
Sikorsky was wanted in relation to the discovery of a body in a barrel, believed to be 16-year-old Brisbane girl Larissa Beilby. However, police have yet to officially confirm the identity of the dead body.
An emergency situation was declared on Friday afternoon, with police asking the public to avoid the area and residents to stay inside.
"The unit has been going on all night, and we will continue to do so until we peacefully resolve the situation," Johnson said on Saturday morning.
"It is taking a toll on our police on the ground so again, we are doing all we can to resolve it as quickly as I can."
He declined to comment on "operational matters", but did reveal that some residences around the unit have been vacated.
Sikorsky's father was assisting police with their negotiations at one point.
As the siege entered Saturday morning, police said they will work to assist the public needing to leave or enter the area for work.
Sikorsky has been wanted by police since Wednesday when officers released his identity and images of the silver Holden Commodore he was believed to have been travelling in.
Police have yet to confirm the identity of the body found, but have revealed that she and Sikorsky were known to each other.