12 Dec 2011

Homicide victim in Melbourne thought to be NZer

10:30 pm on 12 December 2011

Victorian police have launched a homicide investigation after a 53-year-old mother, reportedly from New Zealand, was found dead in her home in Melbourne.

Police say she suffered multiple stab wounds.

The woman worked as a cleaner at a nearby plaza and lived with her teenage daughter.

Neighbours described the home as the scene of frequent arguments. They say they were startled by screams this time and saw a van speeding down the street.