AARON Pajich’s father has spoken about the anguish of hearing his missing son’s body had been discovered in Orelia this
Police allege the 18-year-old’s body was found in a shallow grave under a new concrete slab in the back yard of a Broughton Way property on |Monday night.
Orelia women Jemma Lilley (42) and
Mr Pajich’s father Keith Sweetman yesterday told the Courier that he was distraught and would never be able to recover.
“Aaron was a good boy, he always wanted to help,” he said.
“I don’t understand why this has happened.
“His routine was to visit or call me every day. I knew something was wrong when he went missing.”
He said his son had mild Asperger syndrome and was very trusting.
Major Crime Squad Detective Dave Gorton said one of the women charged was a fellow student at the Kwinana educational institution that Mr Pajich had attended.
Aaron was last seen alive about 10am on Monday, June 13 at Rockingham City shopping centre taxi rank.
He had said he was going to meet a man and a woman, but did not return home or make contact with his family.
Local police put out a missing person’s appeal for help and released a CCTV image of Mr Pajich at the shopping centre, before Major Crime Squad detectives joined the investigation on Sunday, June 19.
Matt “Ox” Vince organised a candlelight vigil at the City of Kwinana office on Gilmore Avenue last night, to “let the family of Aaron Pajich know that they’re not alone and that Kwinana is standing with them.” A GoFundMe page has also been set up to help pay for Aaron’s funeral, with more than $9000 raised by yesterday.
A family member asked people to donate instead of buying flowers, to help lessen some of the stress for the Sweetman and Pajich families.