Police are still hunting for the flatmate of a 29-year-old woman whose body was found in a High Street townhouse in Kew on Tuesday afternoon. The 29-year-old woman’s body was found at the townhouse off Derrick Street about 1.40pm, but police are yet to determine if her death is suspicious.

On Friday, homicide squad detectives said they were keen to speak to Alex Freeburn, 27, in relation to the mysterious death.

The relationship between Mr Freeburn and the deceased woman is not clear. Up to 30 police officers descended on High Street after the woman’s body was discovered.

Nearby traders said officers appeared to be focusing their attention on a kebab shop, Wrap It Up, and the residence behind it. Although they are connected, it is understood the townhouse and the shop are separate entities.

Victoria Police spokeswoman Melissa Seach said investigators were appealing for public assistance.

“Investigators believe Alex Freeburn may be able to assist with their inquiries and urge him to hand himself in,” Acting Sergeant Seach said.

“It is believed he was last seen in Darlington [194 kilometres south-west of Melbourne] on Wednesday.”

Mr Freeburn is described as being Caucasian in appearance and about 175 centimetres tall, with a fair complexion and hazel eyes.

“An image of Alex has been released in the hope someone may recognise him, or have information on his current whereabouts,” Acting Sergeant Seach said.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at crimestoppersvic.com.au.