On 11 November 2020 when 87-year-old Kon Kritikos was heavily bashed and left for dead at his Coburg home.

The police officers that arrived at the scene found Mr Kritikos on the floor of his Reynard Street property with critical injuries.

The Melbourne man was taken to hospital where he passed away on 24 November after fighting for his life for 13 days.

A 57-year-old Coburg man and a 45-year-old Kurunjang woman, both known to the victim were at the home when police arrived on the night.

Even though neither of them has been charged Victoria Police Homicide Squad Detective Inspector Tim Day has confirmed that the woman remains a suspect.

“He [Mr Kritikos] was a man of impeccable character, who was much loved, worked hard and paid his taxes, contributed to society his whole life, only to have that life snuffed out by a heartless, cowardly and callous thief.

The late Kon Kritikos, 87, who was murdered in his Coburg home.

“This was an incredibly violent attack on one of the most vulnerable members of our community,” D.I. Day said.

“Potentially he was lying there for five and a half hours before approximately around 11pm, Kon’s son arrived and emergency services were called. Kon was at home alone, with his wife in hospital, and there was no forced entry to the premises. Both of these elements in part lead investigators to believe it is likely that someone Kon knew was involved in the fatal assault.”

D.I.  Day added that even if the person that committed the heinous crime does not fund the courage and dignity to come forward, he is “committed to finding the person or persons responsible for this, and on this, I believe it’s only a matter of time. If you have any information, I urge you to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers.”

*This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au