Australian police say a man was violently murdered by the three hosts of his Airbnb home.
Ramis Jonuzi, 36, was renting a room in Melbourne, Australia, for $30 a night when he was murdered last Wednesday. Jonuzi had been at the home for less than a week, Fox News reports.
The three hosts – Craig Levy, 36; Ryan Smart, 37; and Jason Colton, 41 – were all charged with murder in Jonuzi’s death. Colton was also charged with rape after he allegedly used an object to rape the victim.
The cause of death has not been released.
Such a terrible loss, what an amazing person you were and I feel very privileged to have known you and been a part of…
Jonuzi was a bricklayer, and according to his friends, was using Airbnb for cheap accommodation while he dealt with personal problems. The 36-year-old told a friend that he planned to leave early because he didn’t like the “energy” in the house.
Airbnb released a statement regarding Jonuzi’s brutal death, saying the company is “deeply saddened and outraged” by the news.
“The family will have our full support and our hearts go out to them and all of his friends. We have removed this listing from our platform and will fully cooperate with law enforcement on their investigation. There is no place on Airbnb for such an abhorrent act, which violates everything our global community stands for.”
Reviews on the site of the property were mixed. While some were satisfied with the cheap price, others were unimpressed with the hosts.
A woman who rented the room in August said she decided not to stay there because there was no lock on the door and she didn’t feel safe. Another reviewer said he had property stolen while staying at the home.
Friends of Jonuzi said he had a big heart, according to The Age.
“You certainly did think with your heart Ramis Jonuzi. The world is a darker place now knowing we won’t hear your beautiful laugh again.”
Levy, Smart, and Colton will appear again in court on March 22.
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