The chess timer was at his desk when his son died.
The father was shocked by the news.
“I was absolutely devastated,” said Mr Kuzminski, who lives in Australia.
“When my son passed away I was just completely gutted.”
He said he had just finished work when he got a call from his son’s brother telling him that the young man had died.
Mr Kizminski said the man was from his hometown of Kiev, in the Russian Federation.
“He was a big kid and I remember the first time I met him, he was just a big guy,” Mr Kutzminski told ABC News.
“It was just very tragic.”
Mr Kitzminski and his wife moved to Australia in 2011, where they have a son.
They have since moved to Queensland, where he said he has been trying to make sense of the events.
“My son was an incredibly good boy,” Mr Jankiewicz said.
“We had so many fun together, but we never thought that he would ever be like this.”
‘No way I would have thought’ Mr Katzminski was shocked to learn of his father’s death.
“To hear the news like that, I was really devastated,” he said.
He said his family has since been contacted by the family of the deceased man, but he said they had no way of knowing the details.
“They didn’t ask us,” he explained.
“Nobody knows anything about the family.”
Mr Jinkiewicz said he hoped to get some answers from the Australian government.
“The people who are supposed to be in charge of the safety of our children are completely blind to the tragedy,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne.
“No-one knows where the boy is, no-one can find him, and nobody can tell me.”
Mr Hickey said he was devastated by the events of the past year.
“What we were trying to do was raise awareness about the dangers of child trafficking,” he added.
“But now we are all just looking at the bottom line, what is our family going to do?”
‘The best news of my life’ Mr Higgs said his father had made a number of sacrifices to help his family.
“There was no way I could have predicted what was going to happen,” he recalled.
“If anything, I feel like he made it possible for us to be able to make it through this.”
Mr Wigley said he understood why people might be feeling a sense of loss.
“A lot of people just feel sad about what happened and there is a lot of sadness in the world right now,” he advised.
“For the parents who have lost their children, they just need to keep hope and keep their spirits up and try to get through it.”
Mr Nel said he wanted people to understand the gravity of the situation.
“You are going to lose a lot, you are going a lot,” he suggested.
“As far as me being here and working, I’ve done all this, I have done all these things, I just want to put myself in his shoes.”
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said it had received two complaints from the family and was currently investigating.
“Both complaints relate to the death or disappearance of an individual from the Victorian market in 2017,” it said in a statement.
“ACCC has been in contact with the family concerned to ensure their safety and is assisting them in their enquiries.”
‘I’m so saddened’ Mr Wiggley said the family was hoping to receive some answers, but added it was a difficult time for them.
“That’s what we’ve been working on, trying to help our family with that,” he admitted.
“Unfortunately I think this is the best news we’ve had in a long time.”