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.
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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.