A 26-year-old man was arrested on Sunday afternoon over the death of a 38-year-old man in Surfers Paradise.
A 26-year-old man was arrested on Sunday afternoon over the death of a 38-year-old man in Surfers Paradise. Frank Redward

Shirtless 'rapper' extradited from NSW over suspicious death

UPDATE: COSKUN Marius gave awaiting media a quick nod as Queensland detectives conveyed him from Coffs Harbour Police Station, en route to Southport where he will face court over the death of a man at Surfers Paradise.

The 26-year-old sat shirtless inside the vehicle as it pulled out from the police station where he had spent the night in custody following his extradition hearing yesterday.

It is expected Mr Marius will be charged in Queensland.

MONDAY 3PM: SITTING handcuffed and shirtless in the dock, Coskun Marius appeared calm as the magistrate informed him he would be extradited to Queensland in relation to murder.

Queensland detectives watched on as the slight 26-year-old made no attempt to speak, but nodded silently to Magistrate James Gibson at his hearing in Coffs Harbour today.

Queensland police had made a public appeal for assistance to help locate Mr Marius yesterday, as part of an investigation into the death of a man, 38-year-old Dre Nova, in Surfers Paradise.

Mr Nova was found dead inside a house having suffered significant head injuries, according to police.

Mr Marius was located and arrested outside of a Coffs Harbour shopping centre yesterday afternoon.

At his extradition hearing today, the court heard Mr Marius had been on bail for unrelated matters in Queensland.

The magistrate ordered Mr Marius be remanded in custody before his release into the hands of Queensland Police tomorrow, May 14.

"What all that means is you'll be kept overnight here in NSW," Magistrate Gibson told Mr Marius.

Mr Marius made no application for bail.

He will be taken by Queensland Police to Southport Watchhouse tomorrow, and will appear at Southport Local Court on May 15.



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