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Australian police have confirmed that the 21-year-old Israeli, who was found dead on Wednesday morning, was attacked.
The young woman, believed to be a student, was found at around 7 a.m. near the tram station by a passerby close to Latrobe University in Melbourne.Stamper said homicide detectives were treating the death as suspicious, and called on anyone who had seen anything suspicious in the area between 11 pm and 1 am on Tuesday to contact police.
"It seems she was attacked," said Police Detective Inspector Andy Stamper. "That's all I'm willing to say at this point."
Asked whether or not she had been sexually assaulted, Stamper said "this will be a possible line of inquiry."
Israel's Consul in Canberra, Nir Rubinoff, together with the Department for Israelis Abroad in the Consular Affairs Department and Ministry of Foreign Affairs are assisting in the transfer of the body for burial in Israel.
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