Homicide and abduction charges expected in Jill Meagher case

A 41-year-old man is expected to be charged in connection with the disappearance of Jill Meagher in Melbourne later this evening.

Victoria Police arrested the man in the North Melbourne suburb of Coburg earlier.

It follows the emergence of further CCTV footage which suggests Jill may have been followed for several hundred metres along a busy Melbourne road in the final moments before her disappearance.

Reporter Lauren Hilbert from 3AW radio in Melbourne said the charged were expected to be of the most serious nature.

"We're being told that it is a homicide investigation," she said. "We're hearing he will be charged with homicide-related offences and abduction offences.

"We don't believe this man had any connection to Jillian and we're also hearing that he did not have any prior history (of offences)."

1 Meaghers' home – Jill and her husband Thomas shared an apartment in Lux Way.

2 Bar Etiquette – Jill Meagher was drinking with work friends at this bar until 1.30am on Saturday September 22.

3 Duchess Boutique – The shop where CCTV footage which has been key to the investigation was filmed.

4 Handbag discovered – A passer-by found Jill’s handbag in this alleyway on Monday September 22.


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