Woman dies in Rye fire


A WOMAN was found burnt to death in Rye this morning (Monday).

A passer-by found the woman on fire near the intersection of Peter and Betty streets and extinguished the flames around 7am.

Police spokesperson Natalie Webster said the matter was being treated as non-suspicious.

Emergency services were called to the scene about 7.15am.

The woman’s identity has not been released and the exact circumstances are yet to be determined.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to submit confidential report at crimestoppersvic.com.au

If you or someone you know needs help, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.


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