30 Oct 2009

Body found in barrel in Melbourne

9:05 pm on 30 October 2009

Police from Melbourne's homicide squad have confirmed the identity of an elderly woman whose remains were found in a barrel earlier this week.

Lucia Amenta, 71, disappeared in January last year. Police have identified her using dental records.

The barrel containing her body was found in a creek being cleaned by council contract workers.

No arrests have yet been made.