Tradie ex-boyfriend is under police guard in hospital after woman, 32, was found dead inside their home alongside him and a pile of bloodied clothes
- Woman found dead in Bayswater North home, 28 km east of Melbourne
- A 29-year old man was rushed to hospital in a critical condition
- Couple had recently separated, but previously lived together in the home
The ex-boyfriend of a mother-of-two found dead in their suburban home is being kept under police guard in hospital.
His former partner was found dead alongside him and a pile of bloodied clothes in a Bayswater North home, 28km east of Melbourne’s city centre.
The couple recently separated and used to live together at the house on Huntingdon Avenue with their two young boys.
Police are investigating the death of a 32-year-old mother of two in Melbourne’s Bayswater North suburb
The woman was seen at the property on Saturday afternoon, while her former partner was seen walking in the area around the same time.
Emergency services were called to the house just after 7.30pm on Saturday.
The 29-year old man and 32-year-old woman were found inside the property with life-threatening injuries. The woman died at the scene.
The man, a tradesman who runs a cabinet-making business, was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.
‘You don’t expect these things to happen in your neighbourhood,’ one local said
Victoria Police said they were ‘not looking for anyone else in relation to this incident’.
A neighbour of the deceased woman said he saw the victim’s parents outside the house crying. Trent Falahey said the woman’s mother asked if he had ‘heard anything’.
‘You don’t expect these things to happen in your neighbourhood,’ he said.
Forensic experts and homicide detectives were at the scene, which was cordoned off with police tape, on Sunday.
The Herald Sun reported that what appeared to be bloody clothes could be seen inside the property, while neighbours hugged each other nearby.
Neighbours were told to stay inside their homes as the investigation continued.