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Friends seek justice for Melbourne woman's murder

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It's been nearly a month since 35-year-old Leah Yoresh was found murdered in her Melbourne home and still no one has been arrested; now her friends and loved ones are desperate for answers.

"We were just devastated, we're all still kind of shocked, can't believe that something like this could happen, to one of our friends and somebody like her," said close friend Lesley Weaver.

Friends of Yoresh are remembering her as a caring, loving woman who would have celebrated her 36th birthday at the end of this month.

"She was always there for you, you could call her, text her, she'd drop everything and come for you and help you out with whatever you needed," said Stephanie Crawford, another friend.

Since Yoresh's body was found inside her Melbourne home on Albert Drive in January, Melbourne Police still haven't said how she was killed or announced any suspects. Her friends say she was living at the house alone at the time of the murder.

"She was murdered but we have no idea how,who did it, why, what the circumstances were behind it," Weaver said. 

Days after her death police questioned three men who were allegedly driving around in her car but police only arrested 23-year-old Matthew Sharp -- while investigators searched his home he was never charged in connection with Yoresh's murder and he's now being held on $10,000 bond.

"Now there's nothing, it's been weeks since we've even heard anything," Crawford said
Her close friends in Ocala have now set up a Facebook page calling on Justice for Leah to try and generate leads, in an effort for her case not to go cold.

"That's really one of the main reasons we started that page is so that we can spread the word, and find her killer," Weaver said.

Police have not released any new information about the case, anyone with information should call Crimeline or the Melbourne police department.


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