A man has been charged with the rape and murder of a woman whose body was found dumped on a soccer pitch.
Detectives charged a 19-year-old man from Broadmeadows over the death of the woman in her 20s who was found in a park in Carlton North, inner Melbourne.
The man, who was arrested on Wednesday, will face Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Thursday morning.
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Pictured is the body being removed from the park in the inner Melbourne suburb of Carlton North
Police are yet to formally identify the body of a woman found on a soccer field in Melbourne
The body of a woman in her 30s has been found on a soccer pitch in the middle of a popular park (pictured is the scene)
The woman is yet to be formally identified.
Homicide detectives locked down the area after the body was found at 3am on Wednesday morning, with police turning morning joggers away from the park.
Victoria Police said the body was discovered by a passerby, and paramedics were unable to revive the woman.
The body was found on a soccer pitch located between Royal Parade and Princes Park Drive.
The body was found on a soccer pitch located between Royal Parade and Princes Park Drive
Police are treating the death as suspicious, and homicide detectives are combing the park in the inner Melbourne suburb of Carlton North (pictured is the scene)
Victoria Police said the body was discovered shortly before 3am by a passerby, and paramedics were unable to revive the woman (pictured are police at the scene)
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