A NINETEEN-year-old woman has been killed in suspicious circumstances after a neighbour heard “horrendous screaming” in a Melbourne CBD apartment complex this morning.

A statement from Victoria Police said Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the young woman’s death which has been “deemed suspicious”. There are unverified reports the woman was stabbed to death.

Police were called to an address at the EQ Tower on A’Beckett Street about 5.15am following reports of a woman suffering serious injuries. Paramedics attended but the victim died at the scene.

Nine News has reported that several nearby residents heard an argument between a man and woman around 2am in Anthony Street, close to the apartment block where the woman was found.

One neighbour, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told reporters she heard “horrendous screaming” coming from the building in the early hours of Saturday morning.

“They were shouting and screaming and the girl’s scream was incredibly loud … just screeching,” she said.

“Normally I would call the police but they went off down the road.

“But it’s not unusual coming from this building.

“So much goes on in the building in the middle of the night with people drunk.”

The 65-storey EQ Tower is popular as a short term stay destination. The serviced apartment building rents rooms starting from approximately $125 per night. It is not yet clear if the woman was a resident, had booked in as a guest or otherwise.

Outside the building, forensic investigators this morning appeared focused on a green Honda parked on the street and sifted through a rubbish bin where they were seen retrieving a pair of jeans.

A grieving young man approached by media outside the tower asked a cameraman to stop filming, Fairfax reported.

“My friend just died,” the man aged in his late teens or early 20s said.

The area was earlier cordoned off but traffic is now moving freely through A’Beckett Street. Nearby, Anthony Street remains closed as police scour the area for evidence.

More to come.