Man found dead with stab wounds in South Yarra

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A man has been found dead with stab wounds at an address in South Yarra becoming the third suspected stabbing victim to die in Melbourne this week.

Emergency services were called to the Surrey Road address just after 8pm on Saturday following the discovery of the man’s body.

Homicide detectives are investigating the fatal stabbing. Credit: Paul Rovere

Homicide detectives have taken charge of the investigation into the death, which is being treated as suspicious.

“The exact circumstances surrounding the man’s death are yet to be determined, but it is being treated as suspicious at this stage,” police said.

It comes as a teenager remains on the run after allegedly stabbing another boy in the upper body during a fight inside a bus in Preston on Friday afternoon.

The injured teenager was taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital with life-threatening injuries, while the other boy left the bus and ran away from the scene.

Three days earlier, on Tuesday, mother-of-two Monique Lezsak died from stab injuries in her Endeavour Hills home she shared with her parents and children.

Her partner, 51-year-old bodybuilder Sven Lindemann, has been charged with murder and reckless causing injury in connection with the attack.

Lindemann was taken to The Alfred hospital with serious injuries to his upper body following the incident, where he remained under police guard on Saturday.

Last month, teenager Pasawm Lyhym was stabbed to death at a bus stop in Sunshine, in what police allege was the culmination of escalating tensions between two youth groups from different schools.

Two other teenage boys were also injured in the stabbing, which led to a high school in the western suburbs hiring security guards to protect students from potential reprisal attacks.

A 17-year-old has been charged with murder over the incident and will appear in court in June.

A special investigation from The Age last month found knife violence has reached unprecedented levels in Victoria, sparking police operations targeting at-risk youths, gang crime and weapon possession.

Hospital admissions related to knife assaults have more than doubled in less than three years to more than two victims per day. Police seizures of bladed weapons have also reached record levels.

Anyone who witnessed the South Yarra or Preston incidents or with further information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit

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