Victoria Police are investigating after multiple women came forward to report they had received letters containing handwritten messages and used condo
Victoria Police are investigating after multiple women came forward to report they had received letters containing handwritten messages and used condoms.
The letters have been mailed to residential addresses across Melbourne‘s south-eastern and eastern suburbs.
More than 65 female victims who attended the Kilbreda College in Mentone have come forward so far and many had received multiple letters.
The first incident was reported to police on March 20 with the most recent occurring on Monday.
‘It is believed that most of those who reported the material have received multiple letters, all with the suspected used item included,’ police said in a statement.
‘Officers believe the victims are linked and are part of a targeted attack.’
More than 65 female victims who attended the Kilbreda College in Mentone have come forward so far and many had received multiple letters
It is understood all of the 65 women graduated from Kilbreda College in Mentone in 1999, with their addresses possibly obtained from an old yearbook.
One of the recipients Bree Walker said the act was ‘disturbing’ and ‘creepy’.
‘I didn’t sleep the night I received the letter, it really creeped me out,’ Ms Walker told the Herald Sun.
‘I found out that my friend also received a letter. I then messaged everyone from my year level and asked them if they received a letter and I found out that seven of them did.’
Ms Walker said the letters contained very graphic messages and ‘gross stuff’ – adding the writing was similar in all the letters.
She said she had no idea who was behind the offensive messages.
‘We want this person to stop, it’s disgusting and it’s creepy. We don’t know what they’re gaining from it. It’s causing a lot of women to feel stressed,’ she said.
Bayside Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team Detective acting Senior Sergeant Grant Lewis said about 100 letters have been sent to the 65 women.
He said contents of the letters are undergoing forensic analysis, while officers are also talking to Australia Post.
The investigation continues.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.