Homicide detectives are hunting for this Melbourne man.

A manhunt is underway for a Melbourne man after a young woman was found dead in a Kew townhouse last week.

Homocide Detectives are appealing to the public for information on the whereabouts of Alex Dow Freeman, 26, who is reportedly the housemate of the 29-year-old woman.

Alex Dow Freeburn. Source: Victoria Police

Thousands of officers were told to look out for Freeman who has "extensive prior convictions" according to the Herald Sun.

The woman's body was discovered in a town house behind a High St kebab shop last Tuesday.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a crime report at