Woman found dead inside home in Melbourne’s east

A woman was found dead inside a home in Blackburn while police were conducting a welfare check. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Daniel Pockett

A man has been arrested after a woman was found dead inside a home on a busy road in Melbourne’s east.

A police spokeswoman said officers went to the property on Whitehorse Rd in Blackburn just after 7pm on Monday to conduct a welfare check on a female occupant.

Police said the body of a 77-year-old woman was found inside the home.

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“The exact cause of the woman’s death is yet to be determined, however, it is being treated as suspicious,” the spokeswoman said.

A Blackburn man, 49, was arrested at the scene and remained in police custody on Tuesday morning.

Police said it was believed both the man and the woman were known to each other and investigators were not looking for anyone else over the incident.

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Jack Paynter is NCA NewsWire’s breaking news and crime reporter based in Melbourne. He began his career as a local journalist at Leader community news in suburban Melbourne before moving to Hobart for a stint… Read more

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