Sydney CBD Victim Identified

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Sydney woman Michaela Dunn has been named as the victim of an attack which brought Sydney’s CBD to a standstill.

The 24-year-old from Sydney’s inner west was found in a Clarence Street unit on Tuesday afternoon.

Mert Ney, 20, is accused of killing her before allegedly attacking 41-year old Linda Bo at the Hotel CBD and wandering York Street with a knife. He was detained by members of the public.

Ms Dunn was a former Rosebank College student and studied at the University of Notre Dame.

Her mother, Joanne Dunn, told Nine she was a “beautiful girl from a beautiful family” and “very much loved”.

She’s been described by one friend as “incredible” and a “true delight”.

Ms Dunn’s family have requested privacy at this time.

“While her family appreciate the support offered by the community, they have requested their privacy at this difficult time,” NSW Police said in a statement on Wednesday.

Homicide detectives are expecting to charge Ney with murder and serious assault.

Ney remains under police guard at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and is yet to be interviewed by police about the incident that brought the city’s streets to a standstill.

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