Melbourne murder investigation: Neighbour tried to help dying woman at Croydon North home

Melbourne murder investigation: Neighbour tried to help dying woman at Croydon North home

 neighbour desperately tried to save a woman’s life after she was found with fatal injuries 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.

Witnesses recalled hearing screams and a commotion emanating from the home, with one neighbour rushing over and performing CPR, the Herald Sun reports.

Paramedics arrived to find the woman with critical injuries and took over from the neighbour, but despite their best efforts she could not be saved and died at the scene.

The woman is yet to be identified and the exact circumstances surrounding her death are unknown.

Homicide squad detectives are investigating and a 40-year-old Croydon North man is assisting police with their enquiries.

It is understood the man and woman were in a relationship.

Neighbours said 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.

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