Parents of Kye Schaefer make heartfelt plea for information into son’s murder

The parents of Kye Schaefer have made an emotional plea to anyone with information about their son’s murder to come forward.

About 6.40am on Thursday 2 May 2024 emergency services were called to Ocean Parade, Coffs Harbour, following reports a man had been stabbed.

Kye Schaefer, aged 21, was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital but died a short time later.

Speaking to the NSW Police Force, Pam and Tony Schaefer described the heartache of their son’s death.

“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.”

Tony added, “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.

When asked what they would say to the person responsible, Tony said “just be honest and own up to your mistakes in life… everyone makes them.”

Addressing any further witnesses or people with information, Pam added, “if you think of anything at all – you may not think it is important: yet it might be something that makes the difference.”

As inquiries under Strike Force Kooringaroo continue, Pam, Tony and the entire Schaefer family formally decline any further requests for interview or comment and would like to request privacy at this time.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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