1. Mystery over woman’s death at buck’s party, found fully-clothed in shower in Melbourne hotel room.
Four men have been released from police custody without charge after a woman’s body was discovered in their Melbourne CBD serviced apartment over the weekend.
The woman, who is yet to be identified, was discovered in the shower by one of the men at approximately 8am on Sunday morning. According to Nine News, the men immediately called paramedics for help, but the woman was later pronounced dead.
Homicide investigators say the woman is believed to be Caucasian, in her 20s, and was wearing a black top, denim shorts and white sneakers.
Police have been running forensic tests and an autopsy was done overnight to find out what happened to, and identify, the woman found in the Oaks on Market serviced apartment.
It’s understood the four men, all aged in their late 20s and early 30s, were part of a larger group of 11 men who had travelled from the ACT and NSW to celebrate a buck’s party.
According to Nine News, the group had begun their celebrations on Saturday night by attending a football match before later moving on to King Street’s infamous nightclub, Inflation, where two partygoers were shot by police last week.
The group of men was seen leaving the serviced apartments on Sunday, with one of the men telling The Australian they had been “stitched up.”
What the man meant by the comment is not known.
2. 29-year-old student dies in skydiving accident with experienced instructor in Sydney.
The instructor killed in a tandem skydiving lesson alongside his student was extremely experienced, having made more than 10,000 jumps in his 30-year career.
Investigators are still trying to find out what went wrong in the jump that has been described as “not especially challenging”, AAP reports.
“This is the first fatality involving a first orientation tandem skydive the company has had in over 40 years of operation and is an extremely rare incident,” the Sydney Skydivers centre said on its Facebook page on Sunday.
The instructor, aged in his 60s, and his student, 29-year-old Singaporean national Mario Low Ke Wei, died during a tandem skydiving lesson at Wilton on Saturday afternoon.
It is understood the pair took off from the nearby Sydney Skydivers centre, which was also their intended landing zone, but crashed onto a private property about a kilometre away.
“The particular skydive the two men were undertaking was not especially challenging for a highly experienced instructor, who had done nearly 10,000 skydives and had nearly 30 years experience in the sport,” Sydney Skydivers said.
A spokesman said more information would be released once police and safety officers from the Australian Parachute Federation finished their investigations.
All skydives were cancelled on Sunday out of respect for the two men.
“Our sympathies go out to the families and friends of both men as well as those in our skydiving community,” the Sydney Skydivers post said.
“We are doing our best to ensure any support is provided to our staff, skydivers and those involved at the scene itself.”