A convicted killer is on the run after removing his electronic monitoring anklet while on parole in Sydney.
Damien Anthony Peters, 50, was last seen at Randwick’s Prince of Wales hospital about 4.15pm on Sunday and police found his monitoring device just over four hours later in nearby Kensington.
Peters pleaded guilty to murdering and dismembering two men in his Surry Hills flat in 2001 and was jailed for 21 years, with a non-parole period of 13 years, in 2002.
The court heard Peters, then 32, had stabbed Tereaupii Akai, 50, twice in the neck before cutting up his body and throwing it in a council bin.
About eight months later Peters stabbed 57-year-old Bevan James Frost to death while giving him a massage in bed, before cutting up his body.
Detectives investigating Akai’s disappearance found Frost’s remains in the bath when they went to Peters’ flat.
Peters is described as Caucasian and 175cm to 185cm tall, with a muscular build and short brown hair. He has a tattoo of a snake wrapped around a panther on his upper right arm and tribal style tattoos on his upper left arm.