Second man charged over disappearance of Melbourne woman

A second man has been charged over the suspicious disappearance of Melbourne woman Maryam Hamka.

A 26-year-old man was arrested this morning after police raided his Richmond home, seizing drugs believed to be cannabis, LSD and methylamphetamines.

Police interviewed the man today and charged him with assisting an offender (murder) and drug offences.

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The 26-year-old is due to appear at Melbourne Magistrates' Court this afternoon.

Ms Hamka was reported missing to police on April 15.

She was last seen leaving a Woolworths in Brunswick on Saturday, April 10.

The 36-year-old was wearing a black dress and had told family she was going to visit a friend in Brighton.

She is described as being 165cm tall, with a thin build and long black hair, brown eyes and an olive complexion.

No body has been found in the search for Ms Hamka and investigations into her disappearance remain ongoing.

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Maryam Hamka missing

Last month, a 41-year-old Brighton man was charged over her alleged murder and remanded in custody.

Police have appealed for anyone who has information about a red 2015 Mazda 3 hatchback that has "distinctive damage" to the front left guard to come forward.

"The vehicle has been seized by investigators, however police are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the car between Tuesday, 13 April through to Thursday, 15 April 2021," Victoria Police said in a statement.

"Investigators believe that during this period, the vehicle made a number of trips to and from the Brighton area and was being driven by a sole male occupant during this time."

Investigators have re-released a photo of a similar vehicle, as well as photos of Ms Hamka as part of the appeal.

Detectives are appealing to anyone with information about the vehicle or regarding Ms Hamka's whereabouts to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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