Man arrested after woman found dead at home in Melbourne’s west

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A man has been arrested after a woman in her 30s was found dead at a home in Melbourne’s west.

A major crime scene has been declared in a residential area in Melton South after the woman’s body was found at a house on Sutherland Avenue about 1.30pm.

Police have said the man they arrested is assisting with their inquiries.


A large number of police are in the area, with multiple roads blocked off.

Ambulance Victoria said paramedics attended the scene.

Witnesses have told 9News they heard a woman screaming and yelling prior to police arriving, and saw a man running down the street with blood-soaked clothing.

“I blood dripping off his hands – a lot of blood – on his legs,” a witness said.

“It dripped all over my driveway as well, all over my car.”