Police investigate suspicious deaths of two Melbourne women in separate incidents

Homicide detectives are investigating the suspicious deaths of two women in separate incidents in Melbourne on Saturday.

Police found a 63-year-old woman’s body inside an apartment block on Surrey Road in South Yarra around 9pm on Saturday.

A 41-year-old South Yarra man was arrested in relation to the death on Sunday and is now assisting investigators with their enquiries.

Homicide squad detectives are also probing the discovery of a woman’s body in her Chelsea home, 30 kilometres south-east of the Melbourne CBD.

The 78-year-old woman was found dead inside the Drinan Road property when police conducted a welfare check on her about 10.30am Saturday.

The Chelsea woman’s death is also being treated as suspicious, a spokeswoman for Victoria Police confirmed.

Investigators are appealing for anyone with information on either incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or log onto www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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