Ricardo Barbaro arrested over death of Ellie Price after week long hunt


Mr Barbaro, 33, was wanted by police for questioning after the body of Ellie Price was found in her home in South Melbourne last week.

Police believe the 26-year-old mother was assaulted and her body left in the home for up to five days before it was discovered on May 4.

Ellie Price with her son Mostafa. Source: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Ricardo Barbaro was arrested in western Sydney on Thursday.

Ricardo Barbaro was arrested in western Sydney on Thursday.Source:Supplied

Ms Price was originally from Tasmania. Source: Supplied

Ms Price was originally from Tasmania. Source: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Police then made a public appeal for Barbaro to come forward and information on his whereabouts.

The 33-year-old Southport, Queensland, man was arrested by NSW Police in western Sydney about 1am on Thursday.

The arrest follows an extensive investigation and operation by Victoria Police Homicide Squad and Fugitive Taskforce detectives with support from a number of other law enforcement agencies.

At this time, detectives are not searching for anyone else in relation to the investigation.

Victorian detectives will now travel to NSW to apply for his extradition to Melbourne.

“The arrest follows an extensive investigation and operation by Victoria Police Homicide Squad and Fugitive Taskforce detectives with support from a number of other law-enforcement agencies,” Victoria Police said in a statement.



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