Gold Coast “body in a barrel’ murderer dies after prison bashing

A man accused of murdering Queensland teen Larissa Beilby and dumping her body on the Gold Coast has died in hospital after being savagely beaten in prison.

Zlatko Sikorsky was attacked by a fellow inmate at Wolston Correctional Centre on November 10, suffering critical head injuries.

The 37-year-old was rushed to the Princess Alexandra Hospital, where he remained fighting for life.


However, a spokesperson from Queensland Corrective Services confirmed Sikorsky died in hospital on Friday morning.

Sikorsky was awaiting trial for the alleged murder of his 16-year-old girlfriend, whose body was found stuffed inside a barrel on the back of a ute at Stapylton back in 2018.

He was due to face trial in the Supreme Court charged with murder, torture, deprivation of liberty and interfering with a corpse.

Investigations into the prison assault are continuing.