Vic cold case murder hearing continues

A member of the victim's family and a DNA scientist are among those expected to testify at a court hearing for a man accused of the cold case killing of a Melbourne woman more than 30 years ago.

Ranny Yun, 27, was found dead in the sewing room of her Springvale home in October 1987 and Meth Mean was charged in November 2017 with her rape and murder.

A committal hearing is underway at Melbourne Magistrates Court to determine whether Mean will face trial.

Witnesses have said Ms Yun used to hold gambling parties and would also tailor clothes at her home.

Friend and buttonhole machinist Sokhon Neang rushed to the home on the day she was allegedly killed after hearing the news from her family.

He told police Ms Yun was lying face-up in her sewing room with blood on her shoulder, a blue sarong pulled up to reveal her bra and her face covered by fabric.

A DNA scientist and a family member of Ms Yun are expected to give evidence when the hearing continues on Tuesday.

Ms Yun arrived in Australia from Cambodia via a refugee camp in Malaysia.

She was married to a man named Kuy Thong, who is related to Mean, police statements reveal.

The hearing before magistrate Donna Bakos continues.