Self-described rapper arrested over the horrific murder of an Israeli-Arab student in Melbourne
A 20-year-old self-described rapper was arrested over the horrific murder of 21-year-old Israeli-Arab student Aya Masarwe in Melbourne. He posted on Facebook a week before the murder: “International girl Of mystery You knows who you are.”
Codey Herrmann, who went by the name MC Codez, was arrested by police at a park in Greensborough on Friday while hanging out in a shelter with a woman and a group of young guys.
It is understood he was identified after forensic tests were conducted on clothing dumped not far from the scene.
Aya was brutally raped, killed and burned in an attempt to hide evidence, after getting off a tram on her way home while she was speaking on FaceTime with her sister.
Her partially naked body was found in parkland near a shopping center on Wednesday morning.
Aya’s heartbroken father Saeed broke down and cried while speaking to reporters at the spot where her body was found.