Daughter pays tribute to ‘loving’ father Sarkis Abboud killed in double stabbing in Brunswick

The daughter of one of the men killed in a double stabbing in Brunswick, paid tribute to her father, saying he was a gentle soul, known for his bubbly personality and for putting others first.

Police are looking for the driver of a dark-colored ute who allegedly arrested 44-year-old suspect Jasmine Everleigh. She was arrested on a tram early Thursday morning and then charged with two murders.

Christine Abboud with her father, Sarkis Abboud, who died on the way to hospital after being stabbed in Brunswick last week.

Christine Abboud with her father, Sarkis Abboud, who died on the way to hospital after being stabbed in Brunswick last week.

Emergency services found two men with fatal stab wounds on Thursday in an apartment building on the corner of Breese and Hope Street. A 59-year-old Brunswick man, Samir Esbeck, was found dead at the scene, while Sarkis Abboud, 61, died on the way to hospital.

A woman was captured on CCTV footage obtained by Nine walking near Sydney Road with blood on her feet. Through alleys and a children’s playground, a blood trail of 1.5 kilometers could be seen.

Police are calling for help in finding a motorist they believe may have rounded up Everleigh and helped them get out of the area.

Christine Abboud, Sarkis’ daughter, said: The age her father was a bubbly man, known for his loving and caring personality and putting others first.

“He was a very gentle soul at heart,” she said.

“The first thing everyone thought of when they thought of my father was that he was a giant teddy bear. If you had no food, he would make sure to get you the food from his plate before he could eat.

“We have all lost a wonderful man, a wonderful friend, father, brother and husband.”

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