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Colombian Diana Ramos died by compression to neck in Melbourne unit six days before body found

Mystery surrounding the death of a university student who is found with ‘compression wounds’ on her neck in her trendy downtown apartment – while a complete stranger identifies her body

  • Diana Marcela Niño Ramos, 38, was dead in her Melbourne unit for up to six days
  • Colombian student moved to Australia to give her mother a better life
  • Coroner revealed she died in late May from ‘neck compression’
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A grieving mother searches for answers after her daughter was mysteriously found dead with ‘compression wounds’ on her neck, after moving to Australia to seek a better life.

Diana Marcela Niño Ramos, 38, from Colombia, was said to have been dead in her apartment on Flinders St in Melbourne for up to six days before her body was found in late May.

Relatives in her hometown of Bogota raised the alarm after not hearing from her for days, sparking a widespread search among the few new friends she had made in Australia.

The conservation and ecosystem management student appeared to have died of “pressure on the neck,” the Victoria coroner said.

An investigation is underway into the circumstances that led to her death.

Diana Marcela Niño Ramos, 38, was dead in her Flinders St apartment in Melbourne for up to six days before being found in late May

Diana Marcela Niño Ramos, 38, was dead in her Flinders St apartment in Melbourne for up to six days before being found in late May

Grieving relatives are still working on the repatriation of her body to Colombia and are devastated that her body has “been in a morgue for up to a month” awaiting identification.

“She didn’t have too many friends here, but the few she did have attest to how wonderful and happy she was,” said a friend.

“Diana was like glitter everywhere she went… captivating.”

Daily Mail Australia understands that her body was only positively identified when a local resident came across her family’s pleas for help and volunteered to go to the nearest police station for information.

Mrs. Ramos’ mother, Paulina, has been “beyond herself” since learning of her only daughter’s death in a place she deemed “safe and prosperous.”

In a tearful video pleading for help, Paulina said, “My daughter died sadly in Australia… She was studying and she left us.”

Mrs. Ramos' mother, Paulina, has been

Mrs. Ramos’ mother, Paulina, has been “beyond herself” since learning of her only daughter’s death in a place she deemed “safe and prosperous.” In a tearful video begging for help, Paulina said: ‘My daughter died sadly in Australia… She was studying and she left us’

“She wanted to give her family a quality of life in my old age… It hurts and saddens me… I’ve been left alone because I don’t have any children anymore.”

Paulina begged the entire community for help to bring her daughter back to her homeland, adding that she would return to Colombia in January.

A friend revealed she had a new boyfriend in Melbourne but was “extremely private” about her personal life and didn’t want to share details.

It is clear that they were living together at the time of Mrs. Ramos’ death.

Ms. Ramos is remembered as a hard worker who was ‘all smiles and positivity’ who made it her mission in life to make her loved ones happy.

Ms. Ramos is remembered as a hard worker who was 'all smiles and positivity' who made it her mission in life to make her loved ones happy

Ms. Ramos is remembered as a hard worker who was ‘all smiles and positivity’ who made it her mission in life to make her loved ones happy

She had no family in Australia and was last known to work at a local Starbucks before her death.

“Her family meant everything to her… She loved her mother unconditionally. There wasn’t a day she didn’t mention them.’

Melbourne’s Colombian community is gathering to help Ms. Ramos repatriate to ensure she can receive a decent burial and to shut down her mother.

But they are also nervously waiting for answers from the authorities about the cause of death of Mrs. Ramos.

“You can’t play with the feelings of all of us who have emigrated like this,” said a Melbourne woman.

She added that in her large circle of Colombian friends in Melbourne, no one had seen Ms Ramos for at least six months.

A GoFundMe was founded to help the struggling mother of Mrs. Ramos.

Melbourne's Colombian community gathers to help Ms Ramos repatriate to ensure she can get a decent burial and to shut down her mother

Melbourne’s Colombian community gathers to help Ms Ramos repatriate to ensure she can get a decent burial and to shut down her mother

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