Australia News: Arrest made in Israeli student’s killing


Law enforcement officials arrested a man on Friday in connection with the killing of an Israel student who was on an exchange programme here.

The 20-year-old suspect was arrested from Greensborough, which is a Melbourne suburb roughly 10 kilometers away from Bundoora, where Aiia Maasarwe’s body was found on Wednesday.

Andrew Stamper, an official investigating the case, told CNN that a hat and a shirt, believed to be the assailant’s, were found around a 100 meters away from the crime spot. Stamper further labeled the La Trobe University exchange student’s killing as an “absolutely horrendous, horrific attack.”

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“It’s not easy for the family, it was shocking. You never think anything (like this will) happen in Australia, it’s a very safe place,” Rame, Maasarwe’s relative told CNN while mentioning that her death in the country was the “last thing” he had expected.