One man is dead and another is in custody, following an alleged stabbing at a Strathmerton property early yesterday.
Homicide squad detectives are investigating the death of a Bearii man, 32, after his body was found about 1.40am yesterday in a Williams Rd, Strathmerton, property with suspected stab wounds.
A Strathmerton man, 46, was arrested at the scene and is assisting police with inquiries.
‘‘We received a call here this morning, ourselves and Ambulance Victoria,’’ Acting Superintendent Paul Hargreaves said.
‘‘The male person has been arrested in this local location here and that’s sometime after the incident.
‘‘It’s very early days and we are still conducting a number of inquiries in relation to how the event occurred, what occurred and specifically when it occurred.’’
Police cordoned off at least three areas close to the home in Strathmerton.
Police refused to speculate as to how or why the incident happened.
‘‘The two people come from the area, as a result of what we know so far, we don’t think anyone else is involved,’’ Supt Hargreaves said.
‘‘We are satisfied we have the right people assisting us with our inquiries.’’
Supt Hargreaves said the community was safe and that it was an ‘‘isolated incident and the matter can be resolved’’.
‘‘There is no further risk to any other members of the community,’’ he said.
Supt Hargreaves urged the small community with a population of about 1000 to stick together.
‘‘Any circumstance when a person loses their life is tragic ... the impact is magnified when people know those people and there is no doubt that people will,’’ he said.
‘‘As we go through days that follow, people will need assistance and that’s why we have things like lifeline.’’
If anybody in the area knows the circumstances surrounding the incident or heard anything, they are urged phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.