A homeless man wanted over the death of a Chinese woman in a Melbourne park is expected to face court following his arrest in NSW.
A man will face court in southern NSW over the death of a woman in a Melbourne park.
Scott Allen Miller, 42, was arrested on the NSW far south coast and taken to Eden police station on Monday about 3.30pm.
He will appear before Bateman’s Bay Court on Tuesday, where Victorian detectives are expected to apply for his extradition.
His arrest follows the discovery of the naked body of a 32-year-old Chinese woman in Melbourne’s Kings Domain by joggers on Saturday morning.
Although still to be formally identified, police believe she was a hospitality employee and on her way to work about 5.30am that morning.
Homicide Squad Detective Inspector John Potter confirmed on Monday that the woman had been sexually assaulted before she died.
“This is a particularly violent assault on this woman, she has been sexually assaulted and she has been physically assaulted,” Insp Potter said.
Police say CCTV footage shows the victim being chased by a man while crossing St Kilda Road before disappearing in the vicinity of the Police Memorial about 5.30am.
Detectives have been in touch with her family in China to confirm her identity.
They have also released footage of a man they believe to be Miller walking down Swanston Street, near the Town Hall, talking to another man just before 2am on Saturday.
Insp Potter said detectives also wanted to speak to the man seen speaking to Miller but did not regard him as a suspect.
The two walked into a pub in Bourke Street about 1.55am and Miller is seen on the video leaving alone about 5am.