Man arrested over 17-year-old’s murder

Man arrested over 17-year-old’s murder

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A man suspected of the stabbing murder of a teenage girl in Melbourne has been arrested.

17-year-old Masa Vukotic was found in a park not far from her home in Doncaster on Tuesday night, with fatal stab wounds.

Police had released CCTV footage of the man they believed was responsible for the attack, fleeing the scene.

He has today handed himself in to police, and has been taken in to custody for questioning by the homicide squad.

Detective Inspector Mick Hughes says the man is aged in his late 20s, but not further information can be revealed unless he if formally charged.

He says the man is known to police, but has no previous connection to Ms Vukotic.

Inspector Hughes has thanked the public for their assistance with the case, following the release of CCTV images.

“We’ve had massive support both in social media and I think we generated 100 information reports overnight,” he said.

“We’ve had support services actively looking for a person of interest and this is the result of hard work.”

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