Chadstone death: Matthew Warrington was convicted drug dealer before his body was found bound near train line in Melbourne

Chadstone death: Matthew Warrington was convicted drug dealer before his body was found bound near train line in Melbourne

  • Dead man discovered tied up
  • Police allege one was murdered
  • Two face couple over the killing

A man whose body was found tied next to a busy train line has been identified as a dance music fan who was a convicted drug dealer.

Matthew Warrington was discovered bound up on Railway Parade near the Glen Waverley train line, in Melbourne’s east, on Friday.

The grisly discovery was made three days after emergency services were called to a suspicious fire at his house only 500m away on Binalong Avenue on Tuesday.

Dylan Wyatt, 35, and Kasha McIver, 36, fronted Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Saturday charged with one count of murder.

A man whose body was found tied next to a busy train line has been identified as a dance music fan who was previously convicted of drug trafficking

A man whose body was found tied next to a busy train line has been identified as a dance music fan who was previously convicted of drug trafficking

Matthew Warrington was discovered bound up on Railway Parade near the Glen Waverley train line in Melbourne's east on Friday (pictured, police scour property on Binalong Avenue)

Matthew Warrington was discovered bound up on Railway Parade near the Glen Waverley train line in Melbourne’s east on Friday (pictured, police scour property on Binalong Avenue)

Wyatt’s defense lawyer Ella Parkes-Talbot requested his client be allowed to see a custody nurse because he suffered a ‘number of injuries’ during his arrest.

McIver also asked to see the nurse, telling the magistrate she is ‘not coping’, according to the Herald Sun.

Forensic investigators continue to search Warrington’s fire-damaged property on Binalong Ave where the windows have been boarded up with wooden planks.

Emergency services were called to a fire at the property last Tuesday about 9pm.

A Fire Rescue spokesperson said the fire was suspicious.

Police believe Mr Warrington was killed between Monday and Wednesday of last week.

During the Covid pandemic police raided Mr Warrington’s property and found him in possession of a slew of drugs associated with dance culture, including GHB, meth, cannabis and magic mushrooms.

He pleaded guilty to several drug trafficking and possession offenses and received a 183 day jail sentence, classed as time served, in August 2021.

The court heard he was a dance fan who withdrew money from his super to purchase the drugs.

Mr Warrington frequently posted about new music that had been released by local artists – as well as about upcoming events.

Neighbor Wade Dixie said police often attended Mr Warrington’s home.

The grisly discovery was made three days after emergency services were called to a suspicious fire at his deserted house only 500m away on Tuesday (pictured, police at a house on Binalong Avenue)

The grisly discovery was made three days after emergency services were called to a suspicious fire at his deserted house only 500m away on Tuesday (pictured, police at a house on Binalong Avenue)

Neighbor Wade Dixie said police often attended Mr Warrington's home

Neighbor Wade Dixie said police often attended Mr Warrington’s home

‘We all knew something bad was coming,’ she said. ‘(But) this is an awful thing to have happened.’

Another neighbor said McIver lived at the house.

‘Once my housemates and I saw how many people were coming in and out of the house we all decided to stay away from that house,’ he said.

Neither Wyatt nor McIver made an application for bail and have been remanded in custody.

Wyatt is facing charges that include drug possession, making a threat to kill and committing an indictable offense while on bail.

McIver has also been charged with drug trafficking.

They will return to court for a committal mention on November 27.

Emma Colton

Janice Dean is a WSTPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Janice Dean joined WSTPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: janicedean@wstpost.com.

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