- Dec 27, 2016
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
- Police believe Ricardo Barbaro could be travelling in his white 2009 Toyota Hiace van with the registration 1OZ 8PC
- Mr Barbaro is about 185 centimetres tall with a solid build, black hair and olive complexion
- Police have warned anyone harbouring or assisting Mr Barbaro could face criminal prosecution
Detective Inspector Tim Day said Ms Price died in violent circumstances and had likely been assaulted on Tuesday or Wednesday of last week.
"The investigation thus far is indicating Ellie may have suffered an assault at that time and she [her body] may have been in those premises for a number of days, perhaps five days," he said.
"She's suffered a significant assault."
Police have been seeking Ricardo Barbaro for questioning and her Mercedes, which was found in Diggers Rest.
Police investigating the death of 26-year-old Ellie Price in South Melbourne are calling for help from the public to find Ricardo Barbaro, who they want to speak with about the death.