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Man, 19, charged with rape and murder after woman was found dead in Melbourne park Carlton North

  • A man, 19, was charged with the rape and murder of a woman on Wednesday
  • The Broadmeadows man will appear at Melbourne Magistrates Court Thursday
  • The body was found shortly before 3am in the Melbourne suburb Carlton North 
  • A passerby discovered the body on a soccer field in the middle of popular park

A man has been charged with the rape and murder of a woman whose body was found dumped on a soccer pitch.

Detectives charged a 19-year-old man from Broadmeadows over the death of the woman in her 20s who was found in a park in Carlton North, inner Melbourne.

The man, who was arrested on Wednesday and remanded in custody after being charged, will face Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Thursday morning.

 

Pictured is the body being removed from the park in the inner Melbourne suburb of Carlton North

Police are yet to formally identify the body of a woman found on a soccer field in Melbourne

Police are yet to formally identify the body of a woman found on a soccer field in Melbourne

The body of a woman in her 20s wasfound on a soccer pitch in the middle of a popular park (pictured is the scene)

The body of a woman in her 20s wasfound on a soccer pitch in the middle of a popular park (pictured is the scene)

The woman is yet to be formally identified. 

Homicide detectives locked down the area after the body was found at 3am on Wednesday morning, with police turning morning joggers away from the park. 

Victoria Police said the body was discovered by a passerby, and paramedics were unable to revive the woman.

The body was found on a soccer pitch located between Royal Parade and Princes Park Drive.

The body was found on a soccer pitch located between Royal Parade and Princes Park Drive

The body was found on a soccer pitch located between Royal Parade and Princes Park Drive

Police are treating the death as suspicious, and homicide detectives are combing the park in the inner Melbourne suburb of Carlton North (pictured is the scene)

Police are treating the death as suspicious, and homicide detectives are combing the park in the inner Melbourne suburb of Carlton North (pictured is the scene)

Victoria Police said the body was discovered shortly before 3am by a passerby, and paramedics were unable to revive the woman (pictured are police at the scene)

Victoria Police said the body was discovered shortly before 3am by a passerby, and paramedics were unable to revive the woman (pictured are police at the scene)

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