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Megan Levy is a breaking news reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald, after previous stints at The Age in Melbourne and London's The Daily Telegraph. Email or tweet Megan with your news tips.

Killed by a train, and no one knows who he is

The unknown man.

Megan Levy Backpackers and hostel owners could hold the key to identifying a young man, possibly an international traveller, who was hit by a train and killed in Melbourne's east last month.

Man's body impossible to recover, police say

Adam Williams

Megan Levy The body of a missing man was stuffed in a wheelie bin and is believed to have been collected by a garbage truck which dumped it among the rubbish at a tip in Melbourne's south-east, police say.

Drowned boy's jawbone found in suburban home

Police tape

Megan Levy DNA tests have revealed that a human jawbone seized from a home in Melbourne's east belonged to a teenage schoolboy who drowned at a Mornington Peninsula beach nearly three decades ago, police say.

Baillieu hints at tougher stand on train surfing


Megan Levy and Reid Sexton Premier Ted Baillieu has indicated tougher penalties for train surfing, after a teenager was killed.

'I'm the Kelly Slater of train surfing': Teen's web boast before city-bound electrocution

Megan Levy A teenager has been electrocuted while riding on the roof of a Melbourne train in Melbourne’s south-east overnight.

Gastro death preventable, coroner says


Megan Levy The life of an elderly man may have been saved if a gastroenteritis outbreak at a Melbourne nursing home had been reported to health authorities earlier, a coroner has found.

It started with a bang, but manhunt ended peacefully

David Paul Rowntree.

Megan Levy It started with an armed robbery and a wild police chase down the Monash Freeway yesterday. But the manhunt for David Rowntree ended in more peaceful circumstances this afternoon, when the...

Teen gun suspect 'extremely dangerous': police

David Paul Rowntree.

Megan Levy and Paul Millar Police have locked down the Melbourne Park sports precinct and are searching for a gunman holed up in the area following a high-speed pursuit in the city’s east this morning.