A MAN living in Perth has been charged with murder after a woman was sexually assaulted and killed in her Springvale home three decades ago. The body of Ranny Yun - a member of the brutal Pol Pot regime - was found by her family.
Victoria Police cold case investigators on Wednesday arrested a man in Perth over the killing of 27-year-old Ranny Yun, found dead at her Springvale home on October 15, 1987.
A review of the case had identified a West Australian man as a suspect in the matter.
Investigators have interviewed a 49-year-old man from Thornlie over the killing.
He has been charged with murder and an extradition hearing is expected in Perth Magistrates’ Court today.
Homicide investigators said at the time that Mrs Yun may have been killed because of her links to illegal gambling and loansharking in Springvale.
Mrs Yun had been a member of the brutal Pol Pot regime in her home country of Cambodia.
Police said, in the aftermath of her murder, that she had been responsible for the deaths of several people before fleeing to Australia two years earlier.
Detective Sen Sgt John Ashby told the media another possibility was that she had been killed because of her activities with Pol Pot.