Published: Fri, January 18, 2019
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Woman murdered in Australia while on phone to sister

Woman murdered in Australia while on phone to sister

Officers are conducting forensic tests on a baseball cap and a black and grey t-shirt which they believe were left by the attacker.

"This was an absolutely horrendous, horrific attack inflicted on a completely innocent young woman who was a visitor to our city", he added.

"Nothing in the victim's background indicates this was anyone known to her".

It remains unclear whether the attack was random or targeted.

"It's important to show this isn't okay, let's all stand together and number one pay our respects to whoever has had to suffer through these awful attacks but let's say this is not on and we are all going to support each other". Police are also scouring CCTV footage for clues. "Someone in the community knows something about this and we need them to be accountable to this, for actually delivering this person to us or information about them so we can get this person off the streets".

She had been out at a comedy show, 9News reports, and was taking a tram as she spoke on the phone with her sister.

"Maybe the tram had a bit of a part to play in her death. if there had been better CCTV or a conductor or something then there's a possibility that what happened to her wouldn't have happened", she said.

She had been speaking with her sister on the phone at the time of the attack and her sister alerted authorities, DI Stamper said.

"Her sister was on the phone with her, she was on FaceTime, and she heard what happened", he said.

She was on the phone, Facetiming her sister about 12.10am, when her sister noticed the phone drop and voices muffled in the background.

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A police spokeswoman said homicide detectives are investigating the scene.

"We have complete faith in the Victorian Police and have no doubt that they will leave no stone unturned in the search to bring the perpetrator to justice", it said in a statement.

He said Ms Maasarwe had been in Australia for about six months and lived in a small apartment near the university. "That was the comment made to me by most of the young constables at the scene".

Victoria police have released CCTV footage and objects of interest in the death of Israeli student Aya Masarwe. Detective Inspector Stamper told reporters. "I think the answer is in the community".

"We know people will want to make speeches, and want to get angry and those are all things that we actively support outside of this and I will be there with everyone else", she said.

It is seven months since Melbourne woman Eurydice Dixon, 22, was raped and murdered in Princes Park in Carlton North by a man who followed her home from the city after she performed at a comedy show.

Anyone who may have seen suspicious behaviour on that tram, which has a stop some 100 metres away from where the woman's body was found, has been urged to contact police.

Maasarwe's body was found by window washers in a grass area near Polaris shopping centre on Main Drive. Most recently she covered breaking news for The Australian in Melbourne. "She is happy every day, she is so kind", he said.

Maasarwe's father arrived from Israel on Thursday morning to identify the body.

The Israeli embassy expressed its condolences to Maasarwe's family.

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