A manhunt was launched by police after a rough sleeper was stabbed to death in a south-east London car park near Crystal Palace.
Ion Radu, 46, was found dead in a carpark in Homelands Drive, near Crystal Palace, south-east London at 9.24am on Thursday, June, 1.
A murder investigation has been launched by Scotland Yard who said he was found dead at the scene.
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.
‘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.
Ion Rodo, 46, was found dead in a carpark in Homelands Drive, Croydon
The rough sleeper was stabbed and was found dead at the scene at 9.24am on Thursday, June, 1
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 1924/01JUNE
‘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.
‘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.
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.