Murder – Samuel Hayward (17-58)
Samuel Hayward, aged 46 years, was found murdered in his Kingston Park unit on the 22nd November, 1988. He was a single homosexual male who lived alone. The cause of death was a series of blows to his head with a dumbbell, which was located next to his body. Medical opinion is that the death occurred on Sunday, 20th November, 1988. One single unidentified fingerprint belonging to the probable offender was found in Samuel’s bathroom. The suspect is believed to have stolen Samuel’s vehicle, wallet and credit cards as well as other personal possessions. Subsequent enquiries established that the credit cards had been used after his death in Victoria and New South Wales to purchase fuel and accommodation. Samuel’s vehicle and some possessions were recovered in Wollongong, NSW. These items were recovered by NSW Detectives and fingerprint examinations were conducted on all suitable items with an unidentified fingerprint located on the vehicle. This fingerprint was matched to the one located at his home address. Credit card vouchers were recovered from various service stations and motels and the documents were subjected to fingerprint examination that yielded a further unidentified fingerprint. There is a reward of $200,000.
A possible suspect for this murder is Samuel Hayward’s secret lover, a male, who at the time of the murder was aged in his late twenties, who had short black hair and spoke with an accent.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, report online or via the App.