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Body found at Rochester

A man is in custody after a woman's body was found in a tent on private property.

January 27, 2014 4:30am

Police investigate a woman’s death on private property near Rochester.


The body of a 35-year-old Yarraville woman was found on private property near Rochester yesterday.

A Victoria Police media spokesperson said the woman’s body was found at 9am in a collapsed tent.

A large contingent of emergency services personnel converged on the property in Bonn Rd to investigate.

The Major Collision Investigation Unit arrived on the scene at 2.55pm yesterday and is leading the investigation.

The unit’s Detective Inspector Bernie Rankin said a man was in custody in relation to the death.

‘‘Last night there was a concert here on private property,’’ he said.

‘‘A large number of people attended and most of them camped for the night.

‘‘This morning a 35-year-old woman was found deceased in a tent at the scene. She had obviously suffered a fair degree of trauma.’’

Det Insp Rankin said the investigation was ongoing.

‘‘At this stage we have a young man in custody who is assisting with our inquiries.’’

He said there would be further proceedings in due course.

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