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Parents of young surfer killed in stabbing attack make heartfelt plea after stabbing death

The parents of a young surfer who was fatally stabbed at a beach on the NSW Mid North Coast have made a plea for information to catch their son’s killer.

Kye Schaefer, 21, was found with significant stab wounds beside a car on Ocean Parade at Coffs Harbour about 6.40am on May 2.

The 21-year-old was treated at the scene but died in hospital a short time later.

Kye Schaefer, 21, was found with significant stab wounds beside a car on Ocean Parade at Coffs Harbour
Kye Schaefer died from stab wounds. (Supplied)

His parents Pam and Tony Schaefer said “no words can describe” the loss of their beloved son.

“No words can describe how we’re feeling, the sheer loss of our faith in humanity,” Pam said.

“The love and support our family and friends have been absolutely phenomenal, that’s what’s kept us out of this black hole.”

Parents Pam and Tony Schaefer have made an emotional plea to anyone with information about their son’s murder to come forward. (NSW Police)

Police have yet to make any arrests over the death and have not found the weapon used in the attack.

“Just be honest and own up to your mistakes in life… everyone makes them,” Tony said.

“The local community have been so supportive. We thank everyone very much for the assistance and help given us through these hard times”

The pair also made a public plea to anyone with information that could assist police to come forward.

“If you think of anything at all – you may not think it is important: yet it might be something that makes the difference.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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