Po­lice in­ves­ti­gate death of woman at bucks party


H O MI C I D E i n v e s t i g a t o r s were last night try­ing to iden­tify a mys­tery woman found dead in a Mel­bourne bucks night tragedy.

Four men from the ACT and NSW re­mained in cus­tody as de­tec­tives worked to un­ravel cir­cum­stances be­hind the dis­cov­ery of the woman’s body in the shower of a CBD ser­viced apart­ment.

She was dressed a longsleeved black top, blue denim shorts and white run­ners.

One of the bucks party guests said he thought what had hap­pened was a “stitchup”. “I thought it was one big stitch up ... but turns out it wasn’t,” he said.

It is be­lieved paramedics at­tended The Oaks on Mar­ket apart­ments fol­low­ing a 000 call made by a ho­tel guest af­ter mem­bers of the bucks party found her col­lapsed in the shower. Po­lice are wait­ing for an au­topsy on the woman, aged in her late 20s or early 30s.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors spent much of the day in a 10th floor apart­ment of the com­plex.

It is be­lieved to have been one of three booked by the bucks groups.

Four of the group were still with in­ves­ti­ga­tors last night as they gave their ver­sions of what had hap­pened. The oth­ers spoke to po­lice but were not taken into cus­tody.

Foren­sic ex­am­in­ers were seen car­ry­ing bags of ev­i­dence from the scene dur­ing the day.

The hus­band- to- be was seen mak­ing mo­bile phone calls in The Oaks foyer dur­ing yes­ter­day. It is be­lieved his brother was one of the four taken into cus­tody by po­lice.

Po­lice said they couldn’t say if the woman was known to the men, or whether she had con­sumed drugs or al­co­hol. They are work­ing with the ho­tel to find se­cu­rity cam­era footage.

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