A 20-year-old man found dead at his family’s farm on Melbourne’s northern outskirts was being sought over significant gambling debts, sources say.
Nathan Khoury, of Brunswick, was found lying in dirt with a rifle nearby at a family property in Bulla, just before midday last Thursday.
Underworld sources told The Age Mr Khoury was being pursued over a six-figure gambling debt in the weeks before his death and that his suspected murder was meant to look like a suicide.
What I know for 100 per cent is that he owed a vast amount due to gambling and that weeks prior to his death he was calling everyone under the sun to lend him money, the source said.
He was desperate and knew something bad was on the brink.