The devastated father of an Israeli student who was murdered on his way home after a night out, has been tearfully told how he dreams to be with his daughter.
Aiia Maasarwe, 21, was killed in the suburb of Bundoora in Melbourne after getting off a tram on Tuesday evening, and her partially naked body was found Wednesday morning in a park near a shopping center.
Mrs. Maasarwe's severely grieved father, Saeed, cried and cried as he spoke to reporters on the spot where her body was found on Friday.
Through tears Mr. Maasawe thanked the community in Melbourne for his family.
& # 39; This has given me a good feeling & # 39 ;, he said. & # 39; But in another way I am sad because this is the last place my daughter was – I have dreams to be with her, but I can not now.
& # 39; Someone had decided that I could not be (with her). I hope, I hope I pray that she is in a more beautiful place than this place in paradise. & # 39;
Aiia Maasarwe (photo) was murdered and her body was found outside a shopping center in Melbourne on Wednesday
Saeed Maasawe (photo), the ruined father of Mrs. Maasarwe has told tears about how he dreams to be with his daughter
A 20-year-old man (above) has been arrested because of the horrific murder of Aiia Maasarwe, 21 – who was killed in the suburb Bundoora in Melbourne after leaving a tram on Tuesday evening
Earlier on Friday, a 20-year-old man was arrested 10 km away in the suburb of Greensborough.
He was found by the police in a shelter with a woman and a group of young men.
Neighbors said they saw ordinary clothes and a uniformed police arrested the man around 11.20 hours after approaching him while in a roundabout in Pioneer Park.
On the same day, Mrs. Maasarwe's father arrived on the scene of her murder.
The father said that he originally intended to come later in January to visit his daughter, who studied at La Trobe University.
Mr. Maasarwe also inspected the homage to his daughter at the crime scene and was pictured crying as he admired them.
The shelter where the 20-year-old man was arrested in Greensborough is a familiar meeting place for young people who use the area near a children's park to smoke drugs.
The arrested man (in the picture) was reportedly in a park with a woman, one of whom claimed that she instinctively instincted a & # 39; had to call the police, but when she looked again, the agents had already converged
This is the shelter in Pioneer Reserve where the young man was arrested on Friday
The shelter is a well-known meeting place for local young people who smoke drugs
Witnesses said the man (20) was with a woman when he was arrested by the uniformed and simply dressed police at the location above
Tracey Nose said she had seen the woman and had a good instinct to call the police.
But when she looked again, the police had already converged on the location.
Shane Cairns said he was startled to learn that an alleged killer was hanging out just outside his home.
& # 39; I'm just startled. We thought it would only have been a few children, "he said.
Up to eight police officers were involved in the arrest, with the alleged killer going to work quietly, according to the couple.
He was identified as a person of interest after the police have tested forensic by a hat and a blood-stained T-shirt at the crime scene, it is understood.
& # 39; The 20-year-old was arrested in Greensborough by the local police in collaboration with murder cases around 11.20 am, & # 39; the police said in a statement.
Detective inspector Andrew Stamper said it was a "random attack". was, performed by someone who is & # 39; opportunistic & # 39; used to be.
On Friday afternoon, Mrs. Maasarwe's father arrived at the scene of her murder
Scene of the crime: Aiia Maasarwe & # 39; s partially naked body was found in scrub (photo) near where they stepped out of the tram the night before
It is clear that the man, 20, was identified as a person of interest after the police had left a forensically tested hat and blood-stained T-shirt (top) at the crime scene.
Mourning people gather for a vigil in the memory of the murdered international student Aiia Maasarwe at the Latrobe University in Melbourne
Tears for Aiia: Hundreds mourned the murder of an Israeli student on Friday, hours after a 20-year-old man was arrested
Ms. Maasarwe had been to The Comic & # 39; s Lounge in North Melbourne earlier on Tuesday night and caught Bourke Street's tram 86 in the city before being attacked. Pictured: mourners at her university
Prayers: a group of students and teachers maintained a vigil to assassinate Aiia Maasarwe at its university in Melbourne
On Friday, grieving people met at LaTrobe University, where they studied, to pay homage. Pictured: a student cries in a tissue
"This was a terrible, gruesome attack that was inflicted on a completely innocent young woman who was a visitor to our city," he said.
Forensic officers combed through a dilapidated building in the same neighborhood where the 20-year-old was arrested on Friday night, according to The Age, and was carrying evidence from the building.
The case shows similarities with the rape and murder of 22-year-old comedian Eurydice Dixon who was attacked in June when she walked home after a performance in Melbourne.
The Australian Human Rights Commission said that the country has a worryingly high rate of violence against women & # 39; has.
Ms. Maasarwe studied Chinese and English at the University of Shanghai, but moved to Melbourne six months ago to study at LaTrobe University.
The 21-year-old was so afraid of the walk from the tram stop to her student house, that she would call one of her sisters during a walk to feel safer, a relative told The Australian.
She was on her way home from a comedy performance and was on a FaceTime call with her sister when she was attacked and the phone suddenly fell, said her uncle Rame Masarwe.
The sister of Maasarwe was still telephoning and heard the whole attack unfold, her uncle said.
& # 39; She seemed very happy. Then the phone fell down, she heard voices. The phone was on. & # 39;
Ms. Maasarwe was on Tuesday evening at The Comic & # 39; s Lounge in North Melbourne and caught tram 86 from Bourke Street in the city.
She probably got off the tram in Bundoora near where her body was found, about a kilometer from her student house.
Mrs. Maasarwe had spent the night in a comedy club before she boarded the 86-tram from Bourke Street on her way to her home in Bundoora. She left the tram around midnight. Her body was discovered the next day in scrub, in the neighborhood
Aiia Maasarwe & # 39; s (left, with a friend) partially naked body was found by scrubbers in scrub outside the shopping center Polaris on Main Drive near Plenty Road in the suburb of Melbourne from Bundoora at 7:00 am on Wednesday
Homicide cases have released CCTV photos from Ms. Maasarwe, who shows the clothes she wore that evening, hoping someone saw her and could help the police follow her exact movements.
Mrs. Maasarwe wore a bag when she was attacked and some items were removed and found nearby, police said.
Aya & # 39; s last moments:
Aiia was in the The Comic & # 39; s Lounge in North Melbourne
11pm: her friends left her at the tram stop
Aiia catches the tram 86 from a Bourke Street stop on her way home
Midnight: Aiia got off the tram in Bundoora, about a kilometer from her house
7:00 am: her body is in scrub at the tram stop and the Polaris shopping center
Aiia & # 39; s father Saeed said that he & # 39; dreamed of at & # 39; to be his daughter and looked at testimonials left at the crime scene in her memory
11 am: Man, 20, has been arrested
Shoes and a cell phone were found near the body of Mrs. Maasarwe, as well as an abandoned vehicle with dangerous lights on.
Before the arrest, ex-murder detective Charlie Bezzina urged witnesses on Friday morning to come forward to prevent the attacker from killing again.
It is necessary that those who have some knowledge help the police & # 39 ;, he said to radio station 3AW.
& # 39; This person will be familiar with someone. The potential is there for him to kill again. & # 39;
Bezzina said that if someone had information but did not come forward, they should live with their conscience & # 39;
& # 39; If this person or persons strike again, do they have to live with this and say that can I stop? & # 39; he said.
The police said in the days following the death of Ms. Maarsarwe that they were investigating whether the student had been stalked out of the tram and searched a list of known sex offenders as an active line of research & # 39 ;.
On Friday Prime Minister Scott Morrison was asked about the attack in Fiji. He told reporters: & # 39; It is just so shocking. & # 39;
The Prime Minister said his heart went to Mrs. Maasarwe's family, although he could not imagine what he would say to them.
& # 39; I know what I think about her attacker. I expect it's the same thing that all other Australians think nowadays, "he said.
People leave testimonials where the body of Isreali student Aiia Maasarwe was found near the Polaris shopping center in Bundoora
Ms. Maasarwe studied Chinese and English at the University of Shanghai, but moved to Melbourne six months ago to study at the University of La Trobe. Pictured: homages
Today, Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters in Fiji that it is so shocking. I mean, I'm speechless. & # 39; Pictured: tribute where her body was found
The Prime Minister stressed that everyone in Australia should be able to travel home safely and that the government is "always on guard & # 39; should remain on the issue of violence against women.
On Thursday night, Senator Derryn stirred Hinch's indignation after he had tweeted details about the horrendous murder.
The tweet made graphic and serious accusations about the murderer of Maasarwe, while comparing the case with that of Jill Meagher, a journalist who was raped and murdered in a Melbourne city center in 2012.
Derryn Hinch remains in his opinion, despite being hit on social media on Thursday evening
& Jesus cried. Shades of Jill Meagher, & # 39; Senator Hinch tweeted.
I hear the rapist-killer of that stranded innocent Israeli student is a well-known sex offender who tried to burn … proof.
& # 39; What has become this city? & # 39; he ended the tweet.
Last moments: Mrs. Maasarwe gets out of the tram before she was killed
People were quick to beat the federal senator as insensitive, disrespectful, horrible and inappropriate.
& # 39; Your willingness to exploit every situation is breathtakingly outrageous. Shame on you Hinch, & # 39; had tweeted.
Another added: & # 39; Think of her family Derryn! You may want to let people know & # 39 ;, but they may not want us to know the details of what happened to their girl. It goes beyond terrible, but your flagrant disregard for their feelings makes it even worse. Shame! & # 39;
Another accused Senator Hinch of using the tragedy to try to make a political point.
Of course, can we all rise above politics when a horrible and tragic event takes place like a new murder of a young woman? & # 39 ;, they tweet.
Many called on Senator Hinch to remove the tweet.
& # 39; The Aiia Maasarwe family deserves better than this. If you have any respect for Aiia, remove this tweet and apologize to those who loved her, "a woman remarked.
Senator Hinch tweeted that the death of Aiia Maasarwe & # 39; shades of Jill Meagher & # 39; had (photo)
The controversial senator responded to the online criticism with this answer (pictured)
Senator Hinch had previously been in hot water several times with the court's disregard system.
He spent 50 days in prison in 2014 for violating a repression order by revealing details of the criminal history of Mrs Meagher's murderer Adrian Ernest Bayley.
Many people called on Senator Hinch to remove the tweet and show respect for Aiia Maasarwe & # 39; s (photo) grieving family
Instead he got the opportunity to get a fine he chose not to & # 39; in principle & # 39; to pay.
Senator Hinch responded to the setback of Thursday evening and did not apologize for the previous tweet, which stayed online.
& # 39; To all faithful Tweeters who attack me for telling the gruesome truth about the Bundoora rape / murder. This brute is still there. My tweet was in memory of Jill Meagher and Eurydice Dixon, & Mr Hinch later tweeted.
His later tweet led to a dispute with the outgoing federal senator David Leyonhjelm.
& # 39; But you voted against giving women like this the means to protect themselves. Do you have any principles at all? & # 39; said senator Leyonhjelm.
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