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Man charged with murder of woman found on Melbourne soccer field

Police arrest 19-year-old Broadmeadows man and charge him with one count of rape and one count of murder

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A man will appear in Melbourne magistrates court charged with the murder of a woman found on a soccer field on Wednesday.
Photograph: James Ross/AAP

A man has been charged with murder and rape after a woman was found dead on a Melbourne soccer field on Wednesday.
Victoria police homicide squad detectives arrested a 19-year-old Broadmeadows man overnight on Wednesday.

He was 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 at the sports field between Royal Parade and Princes Park Drive in Carlton North by a passerby. The park is popular with cyclists and contains a running track used at all hours of the day. The Carlton football club is also based in the park.

The woman has not been formally identified and was believed to be aged in her 20s.

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