The body of a man found in a Sutherland Shire park on Sunday morning has been identified as that of a Russian fugitive wanted over the fatal stabbing of his boss at a St Peters construction site last week.
Vladimir Kondakov was the suspect in the killing of Albert Metledge, 76, and wounding of his 33-year-old son Antony in a targeted attack at the apartment block building site on the Princes Highway on Wednesday.
Today, police were called to a park in Taren Point near Apsley Place about 8.30am where the body of a man was found. He was declared dead at the scene.
A crime scene was established however the death is not being treated as suspicious, NSW Police said.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.
Albert Metledge was found dead on arrival at the Princes Highway site when police arrived around 1pm. Witnesses said the attack left Antony Metledge with a knife embedded in his back. He underwent emergency surgery at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
Following the stabbing Kondakov hitched a ride to Brighton-Le-Sands with an unsuspecting motorist.
He was later seen speaking to a woman in the Rockdale area.
On Saturday police made a public appeal for the woman to come forward to help their investigations.
"The woman came forward after police made an appeal and it has been established she had a brief conversation with him,'' a police spokesman said.
Police said the pair were unknown to each other.
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Detectives are calling on a Russian construction worker who is wanted over a fatal stabbing at a St Peters building site to hand himself in.
Vladimir Kondakov hitched a lift to Rockdale on Wednesday afternoon after 76-year-old property developer Albert Metledge was killed and his 33-year-old son, Antony, was wounded in the double stabbing at St Peters.
Kondakov had been an employee of the company "for some time" and there were no previous issues, Chief Inspector Michael Merrett told reporters on Thursday.
The 49-year-old is of no fixed address but is understood to have connections to the Bankstown area.
He was already known to police, but for "unremarkable" matters, the chief inspector said.
"If you were seeing this, please make yourself known to a police station and turn yourself in," Chief Insp Merrett said in a direct appeal to Kondakov during a press conference.
The father and son were stabbed in a "violent and unprovoked" attack, he added.
Albert Metledge, who died at the scene, was described as an "accomplished and well-respected man" in a range of tributes posted on social media.
Brian Metledge said the family was shocked by what happened.
"RIP Uncle Albert," he wrote on Facebook.
"The family is in shock and unable to talk or see anyone at the moment. We thank everyone but request privacy at this moment. Please let family and friends know,"
Antony Metledge was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where he underwent surgery and his condition has improved, Chief Insp Merrett said.
Kondakov is described by police as caucasian, 180-centimetres tall with a shaved head. He was wearing a blue T-shirt and pants and work boots and speaks with a "fairly thick" Russian accent.
Police have warned the public not to approach him.
The driver who gave Kondakov a lift has been spoken to by officers but is not connected to him and was unaware of what had happened.
Australian Associated Press