update 8.10pm 18/11/10 Meadow Heights man Ramazan Acar has been remanded following the discovery of a deceased two-year-old girl this morning. He’s charged with murder.
This mongrel picked his daughter up from the ex last night, argued and threatened the girls mother that he would kill their daughter. Well that is exactly what he went and did, stabbing her numerous times and then pathetically setting the car he used on fire. Should of set himself on fire and left the poor innocent girl Yazmina alone. This is an awful crime that probably happens every day in this world we live in unfortunately. Aggrieved parent take crap out on their innocent children to spite their ex partners…
A MAN has been charged with the stabbing murder of his toddler daughter after picking her up for an access visit.
The body of his two-year-old daughter, Yazmina, was found in a field at Greenvale, near his home, this morning.
Homicide Squad Detective Senior Constable Scott Jones told the hearing Acar had picked up Yazmina from his ex-partner’s house at Hallam, in Melbourne’s southeast, last night.
Det Sen Const Jones alleged that during several telephone calls from the girl’s mother, Acar had threatened to kill Yazmina.
He said Acar drove to an address in Campbellfield, also in the city’s north, where he is alleged to have stabbed the little girl multiple times.
An autopsy conducted this afternoon found the girl died from multiple stab wounds, Det Jones said.
Acar is accused of then dumping Yazmina’s body at Greenvale before returning to Campbellfield where he set fire to his car.
Detectives arrested him a short time later in another vehicle.
Acar, who wore blue cloth forensic overalls and was barefoot, did not address the bail justice after the summary of the case.
He was remanded in custody to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court tomorrow.
Little girls body found beside Greenvale Reservoir
Authorities found the two-year-old girl’s body in grassland off a track near Greenvale Reservoir, Greenvale, about 1.35am.
The discovery was made after a 24-year-old Meadow Heights man was arrested in Epping about two hours earlier.
The man and a 23-year-old Campbellfield woman are now assisting police with their inquiries.
Detective Sen-Sgt Dave Snare, from the Homicide Squad, would not comment on whether the child received any injuries or if there was a relationship between her and the two people being quizzed.
“The death of the young child is a tragedy and these are tragic circumstances,” he said.
“We are trying to ascertain what the full circumstances were surrounding her death. At this stage I’m not going to say who was involved in this matter or who we have spoken to.”
The discovery came after police found a burnt-out car in an industrial estate nearby at Campbellfield.
Sen-Sgt Snare said the charred wreckage, found about 10.30pm, helped lead police to the man and the woman.
The connection between car and the death is still being investigated.
He said an autopsy to be conducted today would determine how she died, but early indications did not appear she had been burnt.
“These are difficult circumstances for everybody involved,” Sen-Sgt Snare said.
“A young child is just starting life out (and) hasn’t had the opportunity to grow into an adult.”
Police will appeal for information relating to “the movement of some people” once more is known, he said.
The area surrounding Greenvale Reservoir, off Somerton Rd, is in the early stages of being built into a housing estate.
No charges have been laid.