Homicide police seeking Delahey man Klay Holland over Melton death

Klay Holland, 30, has been identified as a person of interest over the Melton death.

Benjamin Millar

Police are calling for public assistance on finding a Delahey man as part of their ongoing investigation into the death of Melton man Shane Cox on Wednesday.

Klay Holland, 30, has been identified as a person of interest following the discovery of the 39-year-old’s body at a Fay Street home about 11 am on Wednesday.

Police describe Holland as Caucasian, of average build and about 170-175cm tall, with short light brown hair and hazel eyes.

Officer in charge of the Homicide Squad, Detective Inspector Tim Day, said police enquiries so far had failed to locate Holland so detectives are appealing for help from the public.

“We’re seeking assistance from anyone who may know Holland’s whereabouts in particular his family, friends or associates,” he said.

“We know Holland frequents the Melton, Delahey, Ararat and Stawell areas, but believe he may have gone to ground.

“Whilst it is understandable that some of Holland’s friends and associates may wish to assist him, let me make this very clear – any person assisting Holland may render themselves liable as an accessory.”

An image of Holland has also been released in the hope someone recognises him and can provide information on his current whereabouts.

Detective Inspector Tim Day said anyone who sees Holland should not approach him but should call triple zero immediately.

“If Holland is seeing this, he needs to make contact with police now, by calling 000, Crime Stoppers, or attending his nearest police station,” he said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au