Police Release Photos Following Murder In Bundoora

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17 January 2019

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Victoria Police

Victorian Police say they are desperate to hear from anyone who may know anything about the murder of 21-year-old student in Bundoora this week.

Police have released images of student Aiia Maasarwe in the hours before her murder, as well as photographs of clothing found near her body.

Her body was located by passers-by on Min Drive, near Plenty Road, about 7am on Wednesday, 16 January.

It’s believed the Israeli student, was at a club in North Melbourne earlier that night and caught the 86 tram home – investigators believe she got off the tram close to where her body was located.

Police have confirmed Aiia was speaking to her sister on the phone, via Facetime, at the time she was attacked. They say her sister heard voices and the phone fall to the ground but did not share any more information.

Homicide detectives are releasing images of Aiia which shows the clothing she was wearing that night, in the hope someone saw her on the night and can help police track her exact movements.

Investigators are also releasing images of a t-shirt and a cap which were located at the scene.

Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper said information from the public is likely to prove crucial in this investigation.

“There will be someone out there who has seen a person wearing this clothing, and we really need them to come forward and provide us with that information,” he said.

“If you have information about the identity of this person then I urge you to tell us.

“We have a grieving family who has had to fly halfway across the world under the most horrific circumstances and we want to be able to give them some answers.”

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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