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article imageMissing Rockefeller found murdered

By Michael Squires     Jan 31, 2010 in Crime
Millionaire Herman Rockefeller linked to underground group sex network. The dismembered body of the 52-year-old was found in a junk-strewn suburban backyard eight days after he was reported missing. Two people have been arrested.
The slaying of multi-millionaire Herman Rockefeller has been linked to Melbourne's underground "swingers" network as details emerge of his addictive personality.
Mr Rockefeller was last seen leaving Melbourne Airport in his light blue Toyota Prius car on January 21 after returning from a business trip to Newcastle.
His car was later found abandoned, locked and in good condition on Monday at Ballan, north of Melbourne.
He ended up in struggle-street Hadfield, a northern suburb reached by a series of secondary roads, where an alleged argument with a balding man and dark-haired woman left him dead.
Mario Schembri, 57, of Wallan, and Bernadette Denny, 41, of Hadfield, are due to appear in court on Monday, charged with murder.
An out-of-sessions court hearing has been told Mr Rockefeller was killed at their home within hours of his return from an interstate business trip.
Police discovered Mr Rockefeller had been using erotic websites to find partners within Melbourne's swingers network.
A family friend described Mr Rockefeller as very competitive and living on adrenaline, which included multi-million dollar deals and a strict fitness regime.
He was a fitness fanatic who ran marathons, including October's Melbourne Marathon, in which he covered the gruelling 42km in only 3 hours, 40 minutes and 22 seconds.It's believed police investigations have revealed that he allegedly met the two people charged with his murder through an Internet site for swingers - people who swap sexual partners. Bernadette Denny, 41, and Mario Schembri, 57, will appear in court tomorrow charged with murdering Mr Rockefeller.
Police believe Mr Rockefeller died in a run-down home a world apart from his million-dollar lifestyle in East Malvern where he enjoyed a mortgage-free mansion, a home office and two teenage children - one of whom was recently accepted into medical school.
Police sources revealed Mr Rockefeller, 52, had a mystery girlfriend through whom he allegedly met his killers on Melbourne's seedy sex-swingers scene.
The married father of two had five secret, pre-paid mobile phones. His illicit calls led police to discover his fate and track his alleged killers.
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