An architect believed to have been murdered in Melbourne's Albert Park is the son of Henry Crawford, who until recently operated an Arrowtown boutique lodge.

The body of James Crawford, 33, was discovered yesterday by his sister in a townhouse by the Victoria St shopping centre.

He may have been dead for up to two weeks.

Henry Crawford owned Crawfords lodge in Buckingham St, Arrowtown.


Homicide squad detectives are investigating the death.

It is believed the deceased suffered several stab wounds to his chest.