Woman’s body found in Melbourne
A 38-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested following the discovery of a woman's body after a house fire in Melbourne this morning.
Police are looking for several other occupants of the Cranbourne North home who remain unaccounted for.
Neighbours told reporters that a woman, a man and three children lived at the property.
"They're lovely kids," an unnamed resident told The Age.
The woman, who is yet to be formally identified, was located at the Maria Court property just after 10.30am following reports of a fire.
There were dramatic scenes just before 3pm when a distressed couple turned up at the property.
The woman cried out "it's my sister" and was comforted by the man before being led to a State Emergency Service tent near the house, Fairfax reported.
"Police will await the results of a post mortem regarding exact cause of death but it is being treated as suspicious," Victoria Police said in a statement.
"No one else was found inside the property and investigators are trying to locate a number of occupants that lived at the address."
Neighbours said the couple who lived at the home were friendly and kept their property beautifully maintained.
In a separate incident on Saturday, police arrested a man after a woman's body was found at a property in Hampton Park, in Melbourne's southeast.
Homicide squad detectives are at the scene, and anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.