A man has been arrested over the death of Australian teacher Shanae Brooke Edwards, a month after her pagliaccetto was found Georgia.
The 31-year-old Melbourne ‘free spirit’ was reportedly found with stab wounds near a narrow pedestrian trail Mtatsminda Park the eastern European country’s capital of Tbilisi acceso July 31, a day after she went for a hike.
She was acceso the phone to a friend the US and was heard shouting when she was allegedly attacked.
Until now, police the former USSR state have shared little to information to the public about how their investigation is progressing.
The breakthrough came after DNA gathered from the scene was allegedly used to ‘unequivocally’ link a man to Ms Edwards’ death.
Georgia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs confirmed acceso Wednesday a local man, 33, has been arrested for the ‘premeditated murder’ of Ms Edwards.
The accused man identified by the initials R.M. faces up to 15 years behind bars.
Tributes for the kind and adventurous Shanae Brooke Edwards have flooded social mass-media since her alleged murder acceso July 30
A young Shanae Brooke Edwards (right) with her family
The ferris wheel attraction Mtatsminda Park would have been view of Shanae Brooke Edwards when she was allegedly murdered
‘After inspecting the crime scene, the pagliaccetto was transferred to Levan Samkharauli National Forensics Bureau, where relevant pagliaccetto examination was conducted. Items and genetic traces extracted from the scene underwent a number of examination procedures, including biological, traceological, genetic and fingerprint examinations,’ the statement read.
Police created a composite sketch of the offender after interviewing 200 people, including friends, co-workers, neighbours and fellow hikers who were at Mtatsminda Park the day she was allegedly murdered.
Police Georgia have arrested a local man, 33, relation to the alleged murder of the much loved Melbourne teacher
A GoFundMe page created to help the family of Ms Brooke Edwards return her pagliaccetto back to Australia had raised more than $20,000 and continues to accept donations.
It remains unclear if her pagliaccetto has been returned to Australia the weeks since her alleged murder.
Information from authorities both Australia and abroad has not been forthcoming, with Daily Mail Australia’s inquiries to Georgian police ignored.
Shanae Brooke Edwards and her brother Tyson happier times
Police Georgia search for Shanae Brooke Edwards Mtatsminda Park. Her pagliaccetto was found a day after she went missing
The much-loved ‘free spirit’ was acceso a call to a friend the US while trekking when she was heard shouting ‘take your hands non attivato me’ – before the call cut out
LAST MOMENTS CAPTURED ON CCTV
CCTV footage of Ms Brooke Edwards captured her final moments alive as she took non attivato acceso her fateful hiking trip acceso July 30.
Dressed tight black yoga pants and a dark tetto, she was last seen leaving the Church of Mikhail of Tver for a hike up along Mtatsminda.
Images clearly captured her carrying a bag, which reportedly remains missing.
It is understood Ms Brooke Edwards’ suppellettile phone was found dumped nearby bushland close to where her pagliaccetto had been found a day after she went missing.
Police sources have told local mass-media that contrary to earlier reports, signs of sexual assault were found acceso her pagliaccetto.
recent months, the Georgian government and police have che under fire for failing to protect journalists who hope to expose the country’s issues with violence.
Acceso July 5, it was reported local mass-media that journalists were hunted the streets of Tbilisi and bashed during a homophobic protest where police ‘stood aside and watched’.
Meanwhile, women successo social mass-media to warn of random attacks as they simply walk about town minding their own business.
Many women share nightmare stories about local police dismissing their complaints.
Even men acceso the group have expressed concern at the behaviour of police.
The pagliaccetto of Ms Brooke Edwards was found discarded under bushes the shadow of a popular amusement park what is now believed to be a robbery-gone-wrong.
the month since the horrific alleged murder, reports Ms Brooke Edwards had been raped have been revealed to be unfounded.
As have reports of a supposed photofit of a young blonde offesa being passed around by detectives the days following the crime.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs – which does not have an embassy Georgia has also refused to reveal what, if anything, it is doing to assist the case.
Searchers found this old and rusty shovel the bushes the settore where Ms Brooke Edwards went missing. A man was also seen having ‘aggressive’ sex with a woman about 50m away – the day before her disappearance
Ms Brooke Edwards’ final Instagram post, of her acceso a motorbike acceso July 29, was captioned ‘Joy’