Easter Show stabbing where boy was killed in front of hundreds of people is STILL unsolved as cops launch desperate appeal for information
- Uati ‘Pele’ Faletolu, 17, died after he was stabbed in the chest at the Easter Show
- Police appealing for information after failing to find the teenager’s killer
- They have released CCTV showing group of young men they wish to speak to
- Investigators believe the group could have ‘significant information’ about death
Police believe people are keeping key details ‘secret’ as they appeal for further help from the public to identify the killer of a teenage Easter Show worker.
Uati ‘Pele‘ Faletolu, 17, was working on the Break Dance ride at Sydney Showground on April 11 when he was fatally knifed in the chest during a vicious brawl, with police still hunting for the killer.
Officers arrested his 15-year-old relative at the scene in April after he was found in possession of a 10cm folding knife, with the boy shouting ‘six, seven, motherf***er’ while being handcuffed – believed to be a reference to postcode gangs.
He pleaded guilty to two charges after coming to the aid of Uati – but investigators are still no closer to identifying the person who fatally stabbed the teen and have released further footage hoping someone comes forward.
‘We do know there are people out there who have information and for whatever reason have not disclosed that information to the police,’ Homicide Squad boss Danny Doherty said on Monday.
‘They’re either protecting someone, or just want to hold that secret for whatever reason.’
Uati ‘ Pele ‘ Faletolu, 17, was working on the Break Dance ride at Sydney Showground on April 11 when he was fatally knifed in the chest during a vicious brawl
Police are making a ‘fresh appeal’ and have released more CCTV footage of a group of young men who officers wish to speak with over the incident.
The men can be seen walking through an area close to where the stabbing occurred, with Mr Doherty saying they could offer ‘significant information’.
‘We encourage them and urge them to come forward because we believe by coming forward you may be able to provide answers for the family of Uati and may be able to help police finally resolve this matter,’ the Homicide Squad boss said.
Police are making a ‘fresh appeal’ and have released more CCTV footage of a group of young men who officers wish to speak with over the incident
The men can be seen walking through an area close to where the stabbing occurred, with Mr Doherty saying they could offer ‘significant information’
The only arrest to come from the incident is that of the 15-year-old, who was excused from appearing in court earlier this month and released on bail under strict conditions.
It’s alleged the boy was coming to the aid of Uati, who was being attacked outside the ride where he worked.
In a previous hearing, the court heard the teenager had allegedly pulled a 10cm knife and chased three unknown men after learning Uati had been stabbed.
NSW Police do not believe he was responsible for the fatal stabbing and are still looking for those responsible. It also remains unclear if the victim was involved in the reported gang activity or if he was simply caught up in the melee.
A 15-year-old relative who allegedly attempted to help the teenager who was fatally stabbed in a massive brawl at Sydney’s Easter Show has pleaded guilty to two serious charges
Uati (pictured) has been remembered by his heartbroken mother as a happy young man with a big heart
In a video of the arrest, the teenager yelled ‘six, seven, motherf**ker’ as police officers secured his handcuffs.
The words have fuelled suspicions the stabbing was part of a postcode rivalry between two groups, 67 from Doonside and 27 from Mount Druitt.
The groups are named after their respective postcodes 2767, and 2770.
The case has been adjourned until Tuesday.
Meanwhile, detectives are still looking for the killer of the 17-year-old despite trawling through hours of CCTV footage from the day of Uati’s death.
Uati ‘Pele’ Faletolu and his girlfriend Taylor Piliae (pictured together) were excited parents-to-be before the tragedy
Uati’s shattered family and pregnant girlfriend Taylor Piliae remained tight-lipped about the tragedy in the days following his death, but the teenager’s mother Janice Faletolu broke her silence last month.
‘Uati was a happy, outgoing young man with a loving heart. He was a loyal friend, a caring brother, and a selfless son and partner,’ a family friend told the Daily Telegraph on Ms Faletolu’s behalf.
‘Even with the tragic circumstances surrounding Uati’s passing, we as a family do not want Uati remembered as a victim but to use this time to honour and celebrate the beautiful person that he was.’
She thanked friends and the community for sending heartfelt messages, flowers, food, and offering financial support.
‘We are truly grateful for the generosity and kindness shown. The support has been a true blessing and has lightened the burden for us as we grieve our beloved Uati,’ she said.
‘Uati, we miss you so much and your loss is deeply felt. We are so proud of the young man you became and we will cherish every memory we have with you always. We LOVE you Uati.’
Uati ‘Pele’ Faletolu (pictured with his girlfriend Taylor) was working on the Break Dance ride at Sydney Showground when he was fatally knifed in the chest
Members of the two groups reportedly had an altercation near the adult section of the show about 8pm before it descended into an all-out brawl.
Mr Faletolu was from Doonside, with his friends reportedly telling police that those responsible for this death were from Mt Druitt.
Members of a Druitt group named OneFour have been pictured making a ’27’ hand gesture to represent their postcode.