• January 26, 2022

Police arrest Melbourne man after 77-year-old woman found dead

Police arrested a 49-year-old man after finding an elderly woman dead inside a house in east Melbourne on Monday night.

Police were called to the home on Whitehorse Road in Blackburn shortly after 7 p.m. for a wellness check on the 77-year-old woman.

The woman’s body was discovered inside this Blackburn home.Credit:Eddie jim

She was found dead inside the home and the exact cause of her death has yet to be determined, but the case is being treated as a suspect.

“A 49-year-old Blackburn man was arrested at the scene and remains in police custody,” Victoria police said in a statement.

Police found the woman's body after going to the Blackburn home for a wellness check.

Police found the woman’s body after going to the Blackburn home for a wellness check.Credit:Nine news

The police believed that the old woman and the young man knew each other. They said investigators were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

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