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Melbourne man arrested after 77-year-old woman found dead in Blackburn

Police have arrested a 49-year-old man after finding an elderly woman dead inside a home in Melbourne’s east on Monday night.

Police were called to the house on Whitehorse Road in Blackburn just after 7pm for a welfare check on the 77-year-old woman.

The woman’s body was discovered inside this Blackburn house.

The woman’s body was discovered inside this Blackburn house.Credit:Eddie Jim

They found her dead inside the home and are yet to determine the exact cause of her death, but the case is being treated as suspicious.

“A 49-year-old Blackburn man was arrested at the scene and remains in police custody,” Victoria Police said in a statement.

Police found the woman’s body after going to the Blackburn home to do a welfare check.

Police found the woman’s body after going to the Blackburn home to do a welfare check.Credit:Nine News

Police believed the elderly woman and the younger man knew each other. They said investigators were not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.

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