VIC: Man under police guard after 11yo girl found dead

A MAN is under police guard in hospital after an 11-year-old girl was found dead in a home in rural Victoria.

The little girl’s body was discovered by paramedics at a home on Inchbold Street at Wangaratta at about 11am yesterday.

Neighbours have told local media they heard screaming coming from the home.


Police said a 29-year-old Mildura man was under guard at Wangaratta Hospital with undisclosed injuries, while a number of people are said to be assisting police with their inquiries.

Investigators sifted through evidence on Sunday afternoon and the homicide squad returned to the property today.

Investigators said a number of other people were assisting them with their inquiries.

Anyone with information about the death is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.