‘Homeless and vulnerable’ man, 46, found stabbed to death in car park in London as cops hunt killer on the loose | The Sun

A MAN thought to be potentially homeless and vulnerable has been found stabbed to death in a car park, as cops hunt for the killer.

A murder investigation was launched after the body of Ion Radu, 46, was found in a car park in Homelands Drive, near Crystal Palace, south-east London, Scotland Yard said.

Officers were called at 9.24am on Thursday after a member of the public found Mr Radu unresponsive.

He was confirmed dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the liver.

Detective Chief Inspector Sal Minhas, who is leading the investigation, said: "I am very keen to hear from anyone who saw Ion in the 48 hours before he died.

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"We think that Ion may have been homeless and potentially vulnerable.

"We think he was a familiar face in the area and may have engaged with local people.

"Did you know Ion? Did you see him recently, either on his own or in the company of someone else? If you spoke to him, was he worried or upset about anything?

"We are working to build a picture of Ion's life and we need the public to help us.

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"If you have information that you want to share, no matter how insignificant it might seem, please get in touch."

Police said enquiries are ongoing to trace any living relatives.

There have been no arrests made so far.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 1924/01JUNE.

To remain anonymous people can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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