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Melbourne Bricklayer Mourned After Alleged Airbnb Murder

'One of the most pure loving souls'

Melbourne Bricklayer Mourned After Alleged Airbnb Murder Image: Facebook

Tributes have been shared across social media following the death of Melbourne bricklayer Ramis Jonuzi, allegedly murdered by three men at a Brighton East property last week.

Police charged Craig Levy, 36, Ryan Smart, 37, and Jason Colton, 41, with murder after Mr Jonuzi died at the Airbnb listed house last Wednesday night.

Colton was also charged with raping Mr Jonuzi with an object.

Officers were called to an address on Alexander Street following reports of an alleged assault shortly before 8.30pm.

Friends of Mr Jonuzi have been left “devastated” by the tragedy, paying tribute to a “genuine” and “loving” guy.

“One of the most pure loving souls I’ve ever met he was the first person to make friends with me and I will never forget his kind heart. To the Jonuzi family my condolences I cannot imagine what you are all going through,” wrote Sam Bey on Facebook.

Meritke Mifsud said: “Rest in peace to one of the most genuine, loving guys I ever met. I will never forget that talk you gave me all those years ago. The world is a darker place now knowing we won’t hear your beautiful laugh again.”

An Airbnb spokesperson has condemned the “abhorrent” tragedy, offering “full support” to Mr Jonuzi’s family and removing the property listing from the Airbnb website.

“Our hearts go out to them and all of his friends," they said.

"We have removed this listing from our platform and will fully cooperate with law enforcement on their investigation. There is no place on Airbnb for such an abhorrent act, which violates everything our global community stands for."

Levy, Smart and Colton did not apply for bail when they appeared at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court last Friday.

They will front court on March 22, 2018.

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