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Murdered businessman John Gasovski 'didn't have a mean bone in his body'

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Dominic Geiger

Shot in the head: John Gasovski.

Shot in the head: John Gasovski. Photo: Facebook

The wife of murdered Sydney businessman John Gasovski says her husband was a caring man, who loved spending time with their four children and 'didn't have a mean bone in his body'.

A park ranger found Mr Gasovski's body dumped in bushland near Jamberoo lookout on Sunday morning, six days after he last spoke to his family.

On June 9 at 3.30pm he told his wife he was travelling to Canberra to do some installation work.

An autopsy on Monday revealed that he had been shot "execution-style" in the back of the head.

Police were on Tuesday yet to recover a murder weapon.

His widow, who did not want to be named, told the Illawarra Mercury the family was "shattered".

"We were shattered and shocked and heartbroken," she said.

"There are no words and no answers either. I'm hoping, I'm trying to remain hopeful but things like this can probably drag on."

On Monday, police said they believed Mr Gasovski had links to organised crime.

However, Mr Gasovski's wife said she was unaware of the links.

"I can't comment on things I don't know," she said.

"He was happy. There was no indication anything was wrong."

She added her husband was a family man who loved watching his children play AFL and netball.

She said the keen Sydney Swans fan "never missed a home game".

"He was just proud of his kids," she said.

"He was like a normal husband. He loved family gatherings, loved throwing a barbecue.

"He didn't have a mean bone in his body - he always put others before himself. He was a friendly person."

On Monday, Detective Inspector Grant Taylor said he did not think Mr Gasovski's body had been lying in the bush for very long before it was discovered, but he was waiting for forensic results for a more conclusive time.

"Police don't believe he died a week ago," he said. "It looks like his death was closer to the time he was found rather than the time he went missing."

Fairfax Media has been told Lake Illawarra police will soon hand over the case to St George Local Area Command.

Illawarra Mercury 

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