A man has been accused of breaking into a home and assaulting a woman who was found dead in Melbourne’s north-east.
Police had been called to the house at Liberty Parade at Heidelberg West about 8pm on Tuesday, with reports of an aggravated burglary.
They believe a 61-year-old man had broken into the home and assaulted the woman, who died at the scene.
Another man, believed to be known to the victim, had entered the home to help and restrained the alleged offender until officers arrived.
The alleged attacker was taken to hospital and remains under police guard, as homicide detectives try to piece together what happened.
Anyone who has information on the incident has been urged to contact police.