Homicide cops investigate as a woman dies in a suburban home after suffering critical injuries – as a 40-year-old man is questioned
- Homicide detectives launched into the death of woman who died in Melbourne
- Woman found with critical injuries at Patrick Avenue home in Croydon North
- Paramedics attempted to revive the woman before she later died at scene
Homicide detectives have launched an investigation and placed a 40-year-old man into custody after a woman died in a suburban home in Melbourne.
The 35-year-old woman was left with critical injuries at the Patrick Avenue home at Croydon North, in Melbourne, at 10.15pm on Saturday.
Police had received reports of an assault and screaming coming from the house before they arrived on scene.
A neighbour said they attempted to perform CPR on the woman before emergency services arrived.
A 40-year-old man is being questioned after a woman died in a suburban home in Melbourne
‘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.’
Homicide detectives have launched an investigation and continued to question a 40-year-old man. No charges have been made.
It is understood the man and woman were in a relationship.
A neighbour told Herald Sun they had heard screaming come from the house.
Another local said the man in custody was a ‘nice normal person’ and ‘they were a quiet family’.
The road had been blocked off as police and forensics teams worked at the home on Sunday
Police were called to the property about 10.15pm on Saturday to reports of an assault
Police taped off the scene as forensic teams carried items away from the house.
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 have never seen anything like this,’ he said.
‘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.’
Anyone with further information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or through the website.
Police taped off the scene as forensic teams carried items away from the house
Children’s toys, including stuffed animal and balls, could be seen in the garage, with police taking a box of the items away