Police Investigate Death Of Woman In Melbourne Park

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The woman was found on Saturday morning. 

Police are still trying to identify a woman whose body was found in Melbourne’s Royal Park on Saturday May 25. 

Dog walkers found the woman’s body among logs and trees just before 9.30am. 

The circumstances surrounding her death are yet to be established, Victoria Police said in a statement. They are treating her death as suspicious. 

No arrests have yet been made and the investigation is ongoing.

In light of the investigation, Victoria Police assistant commissioner Luke Cornelius said residents and anyone in the area should expect an increased police presence as their search continues.

“This is about men’s behaviour. This is not about women’s behaviour,” he added.

“For me as a man, it gives me pause for reflection about what is it about our community that makes men think it’s okay to attack women.”

The death is the latest in a series of women killed and left to be found in Melbourne in the last year. 

Eurydice Dixon’s body was found on 12 June last year.

Aiia Maasarwe was killed when she was attacked on her walk home near La Trobe University on 15 January. 

And, in April, Natalina Angok’s body was found dumped in Chinatown.

Anyone with information regarding the current investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Images: Getty. 

Written By Krisinda Merhi