Man arrested over killing of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe in Melbourne

Man arrested over killing of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe in Melbourne

Australia police on Friday arrested a man in relation to the murder of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe, some two days after her body was found in Melbourne.

The 21-year-old was killed on the way home from a comedy show in Melbourne just after midnight on Wednesday, with her body found in bushes near a tram stop by passers-by several hours later.

A 20-year-old man from the outer suburbs of Melbourne was arrested at 11.20am Friday, police said.

“Homicide Squad detectives have arrested a man as part of the ongoing investigation into the death of Aiia Maasarwe,” Victoria Police said in a statement.

“Police would like to thank the public for their assistance with the investigation.”

Police on Thursday said Maasarwe was killed in a late-night attack while she was speaking on the phone with her sister.

They described the murder as a “horrendous, horrific attack”.

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