A teenager has been charged over the death of a woman, whose body was found in a park at Carlton North.
Emergency services were called to a field between Royal Parade and Princes Park Drive around 3am yesterday after the woman’s body was discovered by a passer-by.
Paramedics desperately worked to save the woman but she was not able to be revived.
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The woman is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be aged in her 20s.
Following investigations, Homicide Squad detectives arrested a 19-year-old man last night.
He has since been charged with one count of rape and one count of murder and is due to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court this morning.