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.
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 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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