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Rochester death - man in custody

A man has been charged following the death of a woman in Rochester yesterday morning.

January 26, 2014 4:41pm

UPDATE, January 27, 11.30am: A man has been arrested and charged following the death of woman at a music festival in Rochester yesterday morning.

The Westmere man, 24, was charged with culpable driving, dangerous driving causing death, driving whilst under the influence of alcohol and failing to stop and render assistance at a scene.


UPDATE 5pm: Detective Inspector Bernie Rankin of the Major Collision Investigation Unit has confirmed a man is in custody following the death of a woman near Rochester today.

He said the woman, 35, was found dead this morning after a concert on private property.

The woman is from Yarraville in Melbourne.

More details in tomorrow's Riverine Herald.


EARLIER: A woman in her 30s was found dead at a Bonn Rd property at 9am today.

A Victoria Police media spokesperson said the body was found in a collapsed tent at the site of a music festival.

The Major Collision Investigation Unit is on the way to the scene to investigate the incident.

Ambulance Victoria confirmed the woman was dead when they arrived shortly after 9am.

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