The four-year-old son of the murdered South Melbourne mother, Ellie Price, will be without her on Mother’s Day
The four-year-old son of a woman whose throat was slit in her Melbourne home asked where his mother was on her first Mother’s Day without her.
The body of Ellie Price, 26, was found at her South Melbourne mansion on Monday afternoon, but police believe she was murdered several days earlier.
A nationwide manhunt for mafia figures Ricardo ‘Rick’ Barbaro continues after the gruesome discovery of his mutual partner.
Daily Mail Australia does not suggest that Barbaro killed Ms. Price, only that he is wanted by the police for questioning.
Mrs. Price’s devastated four-year-old son, Mostafa, will “wonder all day where Mommy is,” said her cousin Rebecca Lehner.
“No child should grow up without a parent. That poor little boy. How do you explain to a four-year-old that his mother is not coming home? Lehner told the Herald Sun..
Ms Lehner said her cousin Mostafa wanted to give the best possible life while studying for a beauty degree.
Melbourne woman Ellie Price’s four-year-old son (left) asked where his mother is on his first Mother’s Day without her. Pictured: Mrs. Price, 26, with her son Mostafa, four
Ellie Price’s body, 26, was found Monday afternoon in her South Melbourne mansion, but police believe she was murdered several days earlier
She said that at Christmas the family had lovingly spoken to Mrs. Price on the phone with Barbaro, with whom she planned to settle and buy a house.
“Ellie sounded happy, she was just her normal self. There were no red flags at the time, ”said Mrs. Lehner.
Ms. Price’s mom Tracey Gangell said it was heartbreaking to spend Mother’s Day without her beloved daughter.
“The pain … you don’t think it happens to you, you think it happens to everyone, but not you,” she told 7News.
‘She thought [Barbaro] loved her, ”Mrs. Price’s grandmother, Sherry Bradford, added.
Mrs. Price grew up in Tasmania and planned to move back with her four-year-old son Mostafa.
Ms. Gangell said that not being able to protect her daughter will haunt her for the rest of her life.
“I feel so bad because a mother has to protect their children and I don’t have to. I couldn’t be there to help her, ”she said with tears.
“She lived for her son … My heart just broke into millions of pieces for her son.”
Mrs. Bradford said she can now see Mrs. Price when they look into Mostafa’s eyes.
After starting school this year, Mostafa lives with Ms. Gangell in Hobart.
Mrs. Price would often fly down to see her son, even if only for one day.
More than 40 of Mrs. Price’s family and friends gathered on Mother’s Day for a final broadcast in Hobart.
Hundreds of pink balloons were released into the suburban air by her devastated loved ones.
Mrs. Price grew up in Tasmania and planned to move back with her four-year-old son Mostafa
Pink plumes of smoke – Mrs. Price’s favorite color – took to the air as a V8 Commodore circled the cul-de-sac as mourners watched.
Dozens of bouquets of flowers were left at Mrs. Price’s South Melbourne apartment while her family took to Facebook to share their grief.
“Rest in paradise, our beautiful Ellie. I loved you then, loved you now, always loved you. Until we meet again, ”read a message.
Mrs. Price’s luxury Mercedes-Benz was found on Thursday evening in Diggers Rest, northwest of Melbourne, and will be forensically tested.
Police say Ms. Price likely suffered a “violent” attack on April 28 or 29 and may have been dead for five days before her body was found.
The hunt for 33-year-old Barbaro continues, with murder commission officers, a fugitive task force and other police units searching for him.
Anyone who sees Barbaro should not approach him, but should call triple zero or Crime Stoppers.
Police believe Barbaro may be traveling in his 2009 white Toyota Hiace van with registration 1OZ 8PC.
More than 40 of Mrs. Price’s family and friends gathered on Mother’s Day for a final broadcast in Hobart
A nationwide manhunt for mafia figure Ricardo ‘Rick’ Barbaro continues after the gruesome discovery of his mutual partner
Barbaro’s stepmother Anita, who is married to Barbaro’s father Joe, said the situation was catastrophic and handed her condolences to Mrs. Price’s family.
“First of all for Ellie and her family, words can’t describe the heartbreak we have for all of you, especially her son, we can’t imagine how he should face life now and live without his mama she said in a statement to 9News.
“Ricky, we are very concerned about you, we are in disbelief because we know you as the man who is gentle and loving, you are a wonderful father and brother to everyone.
“Ricky Son, if you did something wrong, come forward and do the right thing for the benefit of this poor young woman and family, and the incomprehensible pain they must suffer, you need to contact someone.”
Barbaro is described as 185 cm tall with a sturdy build, black hair and an olive complexion.
Mrs. Price’s luxury Mercedes-Benz was found on Thursday evening in Diggers Rest, northwest of Melbourne, and will undergo forensic testing