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Fresh DNA search over Victorian sex worker Tracy Connelly death

AAP logoAAP 27/08/2016

Hundreds of men believed to have been in the area where a Melbourne sex worker was killed will be asked for a DNA sample for forensic testing.

Tracy Connelly, 40, was found dead in her van in Greeves Street, St Kilda, with upper body and facial injuries on July 21, 2013.

DNA was found at the scene of the crime, and was examined for international matches via Interpol but inquiries were pending a month ago.

Police have now compiled a list of more than 600 men who they believe were in St Kilda at the time of her death, and are set to ask for DNA samples as they attempt to make a break in the case, the Sunday Herald Sun reports.

A police spokeswoman told AAP police declined to comment on any new developments in the investigation.

Tracy Connelly. © AAP Image Tracy Connelly. Homicide squad boss Detective Inspector Mick Hughes said last month that Ms Connelly's death was an active investigation and there was still significant work to do.

"I want Tracy's family and friends as well as the broader community to know - the homicide squad is committed to bringing this investigation to a successful conclusion," Det Insp Hughes said.

Detectives have previously checked the vehicle registration details of a large number of cars seen in the area during the month Ms Connelly died.

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