Man charged with murder a month after South Yarra death

A man has been charged with murder after a woman was found dead in the stairwell of a South Yarra apartment block last month.

A 41-year-old man from South Yarra was arrested at the apartment complex on Surrey Road on May 16, but was released a day later pending further inquiries.

He was arrested again on Thursday and charged with murder. He will appear before the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Thursday night.

Police outside the South Yarra apartment block.Credit:Nine News

The 62-year-old woman was found about 9pm on May 15.

Residents told Nine News at the time they heard screams coming from the floor where the woman was found.

“She had a lot of blood around her head and blood around her arm and hand area,” witness Paula Reid told Nine in the days after.

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