Suspected murder-suicide in Melbourne as woman dies after being found gravely injured in an apartment – moments before a man is found dead at the bottom of a building in the CBD

  •  Victoria Police were called at 3.20am after reports a woman had been injured
  •  Officers attended a Melbourne apartment in Richmond on Saturday morning
  •  The woman died at the scene and a crime scene was established on Church St
  •  Homicide Squad detectives were called to investigate the circumstances  

A man and a woman who were known to each other were found dead in Melbourne overnight. 

Police were called to Richmond, in Melbourne’s inner city, after reports a woman had been found injured at about 3.20am on Saturday. 

They were also notified that a man’s body had been discovered at the base of a building in Melbourne’s CBD shortly after attending the Church Street apartment. 

Victoria Police officers were called to an apartment on Church Street (pictured) in Richmond, inner-city Melbourne, after reports a woman had been injured on Saturday morning

Victoria Police officers were called to an apartment on Church Street (pictured) in Richmond, inner-city Melbourne, after reports a woman had been injured on Saturday morning

The woman died and a crime scene was established (file image pictured).  Homicide Squad Detectives were called to investigate the circumstances surrounding her death

The woman died and a crime scene was established (file image pictured).  Homicide Squad Detectives were called to investigate the circumstances surrounding her death 

The woman died at the Church Street apartment, opposite St Ignatius Church, and Victoria Police officers established a crime scene. 

The exact circumstances of the woman’s death have not been established.

Detectives and forensics photographers visited the scene on Saturday while the unit was blocked off by police tape.   

A neighbour, who did not wish to be named, said he saw a man in a black hoodie leave the scene, the Herald Sun reported.   

The man, who has not been formally identified, was found at the base of a building at the intersection of Spencer and Little Collins streets about 4am. 

Police believe the man and woman were known to each other.  

His death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be prepared for the Coroner. 

Investigators do not believe any other party was involved in either of the incidents. 

Anyone with information about the incident has been urged to contact Crime Stoppers.   

National Sexual Assault Domestic Family Violence Helpline: 1800 737 732 

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