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Melbourne murder investigation: Woman found dead at Croydon North home

Horror as a woman is found dead after she was brutally assaulted at a home in Melbourne

  • A woman has died at a home in Croydon North, in Melbourne’s outer east 
  • Police were called to the address at 10.15pm on Saturday to reports of an assault 
  • Murder investigation has been launched – a man, 40, is assisting police inquiries

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman was found dead at a home in Melbourne’s outer east.

Emergency services were called to the Patrick Avenue address, in Croydon North, about 10.15pm on Saturday to reports of an assault.

‘Paramedics worked on a woman found with critical injuries,’ a police spokesperson said.

‘Sadly, the woman — who is yet to be formally identified — died at the scene.’

A woman has been found dead at a home on Patrick Avenue (pictured) in Melbourne’s outer east

Police were called to the property about 10.15pm on Saturday to reports of an assault

Police were called to the property about 10.15pm on Saturday to reports of an assault 

Homicide squad detectives are investigating the death.

A 40-year-old Croydon North man is assisting police with their enquiries.

Neighbours told the Herald Sun they head a woman scream, with one saying they believed the commotion was animals having a fight. 

Another local said the man in custody was a ‘nice normal person’ and ‘they were a quiet family’. 

Police have taped off the scene as forensic teams carried items away from the scene. 

Children’s toys, including stuffed animal and balls, could be seen in the garage, with police taking a box of the items away. 

Daniel Mr Woodrow who lives nearby said he was shocked to stumble across the police presence during his morning walk. 

‘I got woken up last night, I got out of bed — I actually thought it might’ve been a cat trying to kill a possum, there was a human element to it,’ he said.

Anyone with further information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or through the website.

The road has been blocked off as police and forensics teams worked at the home on Sunday

The road has been blocked off as police and forensics teams worked at the home on Sunday  

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