Teen arrested after woman's body found on soccer field

Melissa Buttigieg
News Reporter

A 19-year-old man has been charged with murder and rape after a woman was found dead on a Melbourne soccer field.

The body of the woman aged in her 20s, whom police are yet to formally identify, was found by a passer-by in Carlton North about 2.40am on Wednesday.

Paramedics worked on her, but she was not able to be revived.

A man has been charged with rape and murder after a woman’s body was found in Carlton North. Source: AAP

Homicide squad detectives arrested a 19-year-old Broadmeadows man last night after he handed himself in following media reports.

He has been charged with one count of rape and one count of murder and will appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper told reporters on Thursday police do not believe the pair were known to one another.

He thanked the public for their assistance with the investigation, saying “The media played a significant role in resolving this matter.”

Flowers are seen at the field where a woman’s body was found. North. Source: AAP