Man to be extradited to Gold Coast over suspicious death in Surfers

A man will be extradited to the Gold Coast on Tuesday over the death of a man in Surfers Paradise on Friday.

Coskun Marius, 26, fronted court in Coffs Harbour on Monday following his arrest on Sunday afternoon where a magistrate granted a request from Queensland detectives.

His arrest came just hours after Police made a public appeal to find the self-styled rapper following the death of Dre Nova.


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Police discovered the body of the 38-year-old after being called to a home on Markwell Ave around 5.15pm on Friday afternoon and peering through a window.

Detective Inspector Matthew Ward from the Gold Coast CIB confirmed that police received multiple calls to the home, but would not say from who.

“There were a number of triple zero calls which we received which directed ambulance and police to the address,” he told reporters on Sunday.

“They became aware of the nature of an individual’s injuries in the address which we now know is Dre Nova.

“Those people are in the process of being spoken to by police and they are assisting us also.”

Police are yet to confirm how Mr Nova died, but it’s understood he suffered head injuries.

“To say it broadly, there was trauma to the upper body but it is too early to speak to the nature of the injuries or what has caused Mr Nova’s death,” Det Insp Ward said.

“However, I will say the injuries are not believed to be self inflicted or as a result of natural causes.”

Police said Marius and Nova were acquaintances.

Marius will be brought back to the Gold Coast on Tuesday to be questioned where he’s then expected to be formally charged with murder.

He’s likely to face Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

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