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Man charged with murder

Martin Luther homes is an aged care facility in the suburb of The Basin in Melbourne’s south-east. Courtesy: 9news

An 88-year-old man has been charged with murder after an elderly woman’s body was found at a retirement village at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria.

The man was arrested at Martin Luther Homes on Mount View Road, The Basin after an 87-year-old woman was found dead at the location just before 1pm yesterday.

The woman was found inside one of the retirement village units with unspecified injuries.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have confirmed the pair are known to each other and fellow residents and staff have expressed their disbelief upon hearing that a woman may have been murdered at the “normally quiet” facility.

It’s understood the woman lived at the facility’s 44th unit, which is where forensic officers spent yesterday afternoon scouring for evidence.

Many residents at Martin Luther Homes were oblivious to what had happened, noting that ambulances are all too common.