The bodies of a gay couple are found bloodied in their room at their boarding house moments after neighbors heard them fight.
- Police were following up after receiving a report of a welfare concern.
- They found the bloodied bodies of the men in the room of the pension
- Neighbors assure that one lived in a pension and the other was his partner
A gay couple in inner city Sydney were heard fighting just before their bloodied bodies were discovered in a boarding house room.
Police were following up on a welfare concern report Saturday night when they found the grisly scene.
Steven Finlay, 52, was found dead and still with his phone in his hand at around 11:45pm at the home on Cleveland Street in Redfern, central Sydney.
Neighbors said Finlay lived at the boarding house and the other man, 32-year-old Mitch Watson, was her boyfriend and often stayed there.
Steven Finlay (pictured) was found dead along with his partner, Mitch Watson
A man who lived next to the couple, who wished to be known only as John, heard them fighting before the room fell silent and police found their bloodied bodies.
“It was like he punched his partner in the wall and I woke up and was like ‘what the hell are you doing? Stop,'” he told the outlet. Telegraph diary.
“I heard bang bang bang, then it went silent and the police came. They’re always fighting, I hear it.
John looked into the room when the police were there and saw the dead couple on the floor.
There was blood. lots of blood all on his arm. It looked like his arm had gone through glass. He had his phone in his hand, you poor son of a bitch,” he said.
Another local said that Mr. Finlay had lived there for some years.
Brian, Finlay’s owner, said he was a “nice guy.”
The police, with the help of the homicide squad of the State Crime Command, are investigating the death of the couple.
No charges have been filed and police have not claimed that anyone else was involved in the deaths.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the police.
Mitch Watson (pictured) was found dead alongside his partner Steven Finlay