Woman found dead in Melbourne park

The scene on Saturday afternoon

The scene on Saturday afternoon

Homicide detectives are investigating after a woman's body was found in Melbourne's inner-north on Saturday morning.

The cause of the woman's death is yet to be determined and she has not been formally identified.

North Park Tennis Club head coach Gabriel Moise said it was "pretty scary" to learn of the discovery of the woman's body.

The woman was found dead at Royal Park, near tennis courts on Elliot Avenue, about 9.15am on Saturday.

The woman was found near the intersection of busy Flemington Road and Elliott Avenue, which is one of the main links between Melbourne's east and west.

People will be kept out of the park, which is quite large in size, as a line search will be conducted by investigators will be conducted on Saturday afternoon.

Officers have used police tape to cordon off a large section of Royal Park near North Park Tennis Club and the Flemington Road Cricket Oval.

Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper from the state's homicide squad said the scene was "horrendous".

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It is not yet known if police are treating the woman's death as suspicious.

"This is a horrendous crime ... it's the death of a woman sadly again in our city", Det-Insp Stamper said.

Exact cause of death not yet known.

At this stage authorities are refusing to reveal further details on the woman or the circumstances surrounding her death.

A forensic team in face masks and gloves are examining the area inside the police tape - which is surrounded by thick bushes and trees.

No arrests have yet been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the online reporting page.

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