— With AAP.
The 19-year-old woman who died in a Melbourne apartment, after reports a neighbour heard “horrendous screaming” coming from the EQ Tower on Saturday morning, has been identified.
The Herald Sun reports the victim was Laa Chol from Pakenham, in Melbourne, who was known to be “a very quiet person” with a “beautiful soul”.
Emergency services were called to the building on A’Beckett Street in Melbourne’s CBD at 5:15am this morning and found a woman with serious injuries from which she died at the scene.
Commander Tim Hansen told reporters that the woman suffered “assault related injuries” and that a “dispute of some nature” had led to the injuries. He also said that a group of young people had rented the 56th floor of the EQ Tower apartment and then a second group had turned up.
Police told reporters they are interviewing 12 people involved in the party.
About 15 young people were “running and yelling” shortly before the woman was killed in the Melbourne CBD apartment, a witness says.
A middle aged man who wishes only to be known as Sean said he had deduced the nature of the woman’s presence in the building from conversations with police.