Teen Charged With Rape And Murder Of Woman Turned Himself In
Police arrested the man on Wednesday.
The man charged with murder and rape after a woman was found dead on a Melbourne soccer field handed himself in.
Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper addressed the media on Wednesday morning in relation to the investigation.
He said the 19-year-old Broadmeadows man turned himself in as a result of the widespread coverage surrounding the case.
"The male surrendered himself to a police station last night, which was as a result of the media - the media coverage that we got" he said.
The victim has yet to be formally identified and is believed to be in her early 20s. Detective Inspector Stamper said police don't believe there was a relationship between the victim and the man.
He also said Police do not believe the murder and and alleged attack on a woman on March 28 less than one kilometre from Carlton North are related.
"However, we'll still maintain, you know, an open mind in relation to that."
He's now been charged with one count of rape and one count of murder and will appear at Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Thursday.
The woman's body was discovered at 3am on Wednesday at the sports field between Royal Parade and Princes Park Drive in Carlton North by a passer-by.
Police are still seeking help from the public, anyone in the area or driving past the area from 11pm the night before on the 12th and 3am on the 13th are urged to contact police.