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Stabbing Tragedy in Bondi: Sixth Victim Identified as Yixuan Cheng

Yixuan Cheng, a 27-year-old international student from China, has been identified as the final victim of the horrific stabbing attack at Westfield Bondi Junction.

The young woman, pursuing a Master’s degree in economics at the University of Sydney, was enjoying a shopping trip on Saturday afternoon when the tragedy unfolded.

“She was simply at Westfield on Saturday shopping like everybody else,” reported Nine News’ Sarah Stewart. “Unfortunately, she doesn’t have any family here in Australia.”

News reports indicate Ms. Cheng had just finished exams and was trying on clothes when the attack occurred. Her fiance in China, Mr. Wang, shared heartbreaking details of their final contact.

“She happily talked to me on the phone… She even tried on clothes for me to see,” Mr. Wang recounted, devastated by the sudden loss.

The last photo Ms. Cheng sent, a selfie, captured a moment of normalcy before the shopping trip turned deadly.

Authorities are working to support Ms. Cheng’s family in China as they grapple with this unimaginable loss. Mr. Wang has reportedly booked a flight to Sydney.

Remembering the Victims

Ms. Cheng’s death brings the confirmed number of victims to six.

  • Jade Young, an architect and mother
  • Dawn Singleton, daughter of businessman John Singleton
  • Ashlee Good, a new mother whose baby was also injured
  • Pikria Darchia, a 55-year-old artist
  • Faraz Tahir, a security guard and refugee

The attack also left several others injured. Investigators are offering support to all those affected by this tragedy.

A Community in Mourning

The parents of the attacker, Joel Cauchi, expressed their deep remorse in a statement.

“We are absolutely devastated… Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims… Joel’s actions were truly horrific,” they said.

They acknowledged his struggles with mental health and offered support to the police officer who shot their son.

As the community mourns, the focus remains on the victims and their loved ones. Investigations are ongoing to understand the full picture of this devastating event.


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