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Body Of Elderly Woman Found Inside Home In Suspicious Circumstances

An elderly woman's body has been discovered inside her home in a quiet suburban street of Sydenham, north-west of Melbourne.

The gruesome discovery was made by two cleaners just after 10am on Saturday morning before the pair immediately alerted neighbours.

"He says we come to clean this house and we found the lady inside, she's dead," neighbour Zivorad Radovanovs told reporters.

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Neighbours knew the woman as Vicky and have described her as friendly, talkative and sweet. They said she had lived in the area for at least 30 years.

Police said the woman's cause of death has not yet been determined but they are treating her death as suspicious with homicide detectives setting up a crime scene around the home.

10 News First understands squatters recently moved into a home across the road and had allegedly made threats to Vicky after she apparently called police on them multiple times.

Neighbours have also told 10 News First Vicky's home was broken into a few weeks ago.

No arrests have yet been made over her death.

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