Sunrise star Nat Barr was clearly moved on Tuesday while interviewing the sister of a slain Melbourne GP, who begged his “coward” killers to turn themselves into police.
Natalie Gordon, the sister of Ashley Gordon, spoke of her family’s grief on Sunrise when her brother was found dead after intruders broke into his home in Doncaster, in an aggravated burglary.
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Ashley was allegedly stabbed to death in the middle of a Doncaster street about 5.30am on Saturday, less than a kilometre from his house.
An emotional Natalie begged her brother’s killers to deal with the “consequences,” of their actions.
Sunrise star Nat Barr on Tuesday, when she interviewed the sister of slain Melbourne GP Natalie Gordon. Credit: Seven
“Hand yourself in — wear the consequences and let us punish you because you’ll never imagine what we’re feeling, what we’re going through,” Gordon said.
“You have taken away a wonderful doctor, a caring man and the best little brother. Don’t be a coward now, you were a hero that night to yourself, so hand yourself in.”
Barr, herself a mother to two young adults sons, Lachlan, 22, and Hunter, 18, was clearly moved by Natalie’s composure and love for her brother.
“Natalie, we are sorry that you have to be here, you are one strong woman. Your family and your friends would be proud of you today,” Barr said.
Homicide detectives believe the 33-year-old was the victim of an aggravated burglary.
Ashley Gordon, the beloved GP murdered in the Melbourne suburb of Doncaster, at the weekend. Credit: Seven
The doctor chased the alleged intruders down, his housemate Tristan Standing said.
Natalie said while details were still coming to light as to what exactly happened on Saturday, she believed the thieves had stolen personal items which Ashley wanted back.
“I just know that they broke into his house and they stole some of his personal items and on leaving the house he heard them and tried to chase them and get his things back and then there was an altercation,” Natalie said of the incident.
She said the murder had devastated their large family — with Ash the youngest of five children. — and admitted her grief had turned to anger over the senseless stabbing.
“I’m just obviously devastated but so angry that anyone could do this to not only my brother but any person, any human being,” she said.
“(He was a) very special man, he was the absolutely apple of all of our eyes, he was the centre of our family.
“Ash was a big personality with a large heart — he had a cheeky grin — a charm and charisma about him that just had everyone wrapped around his little finger,” Natalie said.
Gordon, a Monash University graduate, was a respected cosmetic clinician and owned a business in Richmond, previously working as a GP in Box Hill.
Former clients and friends of the talented doctor have left heartfelt messages for him, with one friend telling 7NEWS he was “one of the most humble guys you could ever meet”.
No arrests have been made, and no weapon has been found.