11-year-old girl found dead in Victorian home, man arrested

11-year-old girl found dead in Victorian home, man arrested

Victorian police have confirmed a man has been arrested over the suspicious death of an 11-year-old girl in the state’s north east.

The girl’s body was found by paramedics yesterday at a home in town of Wangaratta, but her cause of death has not been revealed.

A 29-year-old man from Mildura, which is hundreds of kilometres away from Wangaratta, has been under police guard in hospital since yesterday, and has this morning been arrested.

Investigators are not revealing the relationship of the man to young girl, but say a number of other people are assisting with their inquiries.

There are reports there had been a party at the property on Saturday night, which finished up about 2am yesterday.

Neighbours have reported hearing a terrified scream from the house shortly before the body was discovered.

Victorian Police Assistant Commissioner Rick Nugent says police have not yet spoken to the man in hospital.

“We do have a male in custody at the moment who police wish to speak to about this matter,” he said.

“The crime scene in Wangaratta will be processed by our crime scene specialists and homicide.”

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