Announced February 2003
Victoria Police is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information on those responsible for the murder of Edward John Young in 2000.
Homicide Squad detectives have re-issued appeals for public assistance to help piece together the circumstances surrounding Mr Young’s death.
Mr Young’s body was discovered in the lounge-room of his home in Princess Street, Port Melbourne, by a visiting nurse at 3.30pm on Monday 3 April 2000.
Mr Young was aged 82 at the time of his death.
He died from several stab wounds.
No clear motive for the murder has been established.
Mr Young was said to be a loner who kept to himself. He had few close friends and no known relatives. He was well known in the local area, residing in Port Melbourne for approximately 25 years.
A reward of up to $100,000 will be paid at the discretion of the Chief Commissioner of Police, for information leading to the apprehension and subsequent conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Edward John Young.
The Director of Public Prosecutions will consider, according to established guidelines, the granting of indemnification from prosecution to any person who provides information as to the identity of the principal offender or offenders in this matter.
Anybody with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit
Reviewed 25 January 2023