Manhunt after VCE Girl murdered just 500m from her Doncaster home

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UPDATE: Man in the red shirt seen running from the park where schoolgirl Masa was brutally murdered turns himself into police – as her heartbroken boyfriend pens a touching love letter

Ms Vukotic who attended Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College was attacked while walking along a path at Koonung Creek at 6.50pm on Tuesday. Police have said she was doing her regular evening walk when she was randomly attacked and stabbed in the upper body.
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CCTV of the man police wish to speak with.

POLICE have a arrested a man depicted in CCTV in relation to the stabbing murder of Doncaster 17-year-old Masa Vukotic.

Detective Inspector Mick Hughes said the man was not known to Masa and police are not looking for other suspects.

The man, is aged in his late 20s from Albion in Melbourne’s west.

Asked whether a weapon was found, Det Insp Hughes said: “I’m not in a position to talk about that at the moment.”

“I’ve got no indication he was drug affected”.

“We changed our focus this morning and that focus has led to this suspect surrendering.”

“We had crews out in the general area as we identified we had a person of interest in the western suburbs. We are not looking for anyone else.

“He handed himself in to authorities at Sunshine. Those members are on way back to office now.

“He is known to police. He has no connection to victim back to office as we speak. He was arrested around an hour ago (11.30am).

“It’s very satisfying. We had more than 100 reports over night. Massive resources were poured into it this morning. This is a result of hard work.

“The public should know there are no other suspects we are looking for. Nothing to suggest he was drug affected.”

“I believe offender knew the area and we are still putting that together. It smacked to me of someone who knew the area and I think time will tell he did have a connection to that area,” Det Insp Hughes said.

Police last night released pictures of the man boarding a bus in Doncaster, minutes after he was filmed running near the murder scene on Tuesday.

The pictures show the man on the 7.09pm bus, which he boarded on Doncaster Rd.

Police believe he got off the bus at the junction of Hoddle and Johnston streets in Abbotsford.

CCTV image of the man running near the murder scene.

Source: ABC News & Heraldsun

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