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Counting Dead Women Australia 2018

Death, Violence, FADVANTHE COUNT IS RISING!

We count every known death due to violence against women in Australia – 44 by September 5.

If you are using the research from this project, please credit the work of the researchers who do this heartbreaking and difficult work. They are the Counting Dead Women Australia researchers of Destroy The Joint. Thank you.
Destroy The Joint and Counting Dead Women Australia also thank the many journalists in Australia who continue to report responsibly on the epidemic of violence against women and whose work is used here as reference. Our register for 2018 now stands at 43.
44 September 5: Fahima Yusuf (32) was last seen on 31st August. Her body was found on 5th September after she was reported missing and police conducted a welfare check of her home in Carlisle, Perth. Her husband (36) has been charged with her murder. WA https://goo.gl/p1Snrh https://goo.gl/yiuXiQ
43 September 3: An unnamed woman (73) was found dead after police were called to her home in Cranbrook, Townsville, on Monday. Overnight, police charged a 21-year-old man from Rosslea with one count each of murder, burglary and wilful damage. No further details are available at this time. https://tinyurl.com/ycoalllu QLD
42 August 25: Kristina Kalnic (64) was found critically injured after emergency services were called to her home in Carramar in the early afternoon. Attempts to revive her were unsuccessful and she died at the scene. Imaueli Degei (18) fled on foot. He was arrested after a short pursuit, charged with murder and remanded in custody. His relationship (if any) to Ms Kalnic is not known. Police inquiries continue. No further details are available at this time. https://tinyurl.com/y6w5rsqf https://tinyurl.com/yay6l2le NSW
41 August 13: Emergency services were called to a unit in Penshurst after a home visit nurse discovered the body of Dawn Butterworth (67). Her partner Allan Greentree (62) was also found, with self-inflicted wounds to his arms. Later that afternoon, after his release from hospital, he was charged with murder and was held in custody. No further details are known as yet. https://tinyurl.com/yauhl3fb NSW
40 August 05: Police were called to an aged care facility in Bundanoon after the death of Mary White (92) at the complex. On Wednesday, August 8, her daughter Barbara Eckersley (67) was arrested at the Southern Highlands police station. She has been charged with murder and remanded in custody. No further details are available at present. https://tinyurl.com/y9d6xqrq NSW
39 August 02: Early this afternoon, police found the body of an unnamed woman (75) at a home in Mango Hill. Her son (50), who is also unnamed, was found at the scene with self-inflicted injuries and is receiving treatment to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. He has been charged with her murder. No further details are available at present. https://tinyurl.com/ydxy4cyk QLD
38 July 23: The body of Samantha Fraser (38) was found at her home in Cowes, Philip Island. Ms Fraser had a midday appointment but did keep it, and did not pick up her three children from primary school later that afternoon. Police visited her home at 4.30pm and found her body in the garage. On July 27, after post mortem confirmed assault, a homicide investigation was declared. Her ex-husband Adrian Basham (41) has been charged with her murder. No further details are available at present. https://tinyurl.com/y7vo7s3f VIC
37 July 21: Emergency services were called to an apartment building on A’Beckett Street, Melbourne, just after 5am, where they found Laa Chol (19) suffering serious stab wounds. Despite best efforts of paramedics she died from her injuries at the scene. The attack occurred after a dispute between two groups at a party in a short-stay apartment. An unnamed teenaged boy (17) has been arrested. No further details are known at present. . https://tinyurl.com/yd3epeex https://tinyurl.com/y949fabp VIC
36 July 15: At about 4am police attended a welfare call to a property in Griffith (NSW). Nicole Wetzler (27) was found dead in a shed at the rear of the property. Ashley Alchin (35) was arrested a few hours later in Griffith. He has been charged with breaches of a domestic apprehended violence order and was refused bail. It is unclear if the man was known to the dead woman. No further details are known at present and police inquiries continue. https://tinyurl.com/y9ep3oau NSW
35 July 15: At about 1.30 in the morning police were called to a convenience store in Ellenbrook (WA), where they arrested a 19-year-old man. They then discovered the bodies of Michelle Peterson (48) and her 8 year old son inside a nearby house. Her daughter (15) was found critically injured in the backyard of the property and died en route to hospital. Ms Peterson’s older son, Teancum Petersen-Crofts (19), is charged with murder. No further details are available at present. https://tinyurl.com/y7v48u3x https://tinyurl.com/y7v48u3x WA
34 July 07: Police found the body of Fatima Batool (no age given) at her home in Hampton Park. Her husband, Muhammad Jaffar Hassan (44), was arrested at the scene and has been charged with murder. No further details have been reported. https://tinyurl.com/y9kztpxe https://tinyurl.com/y8pteevq VIC
33 July 07: Police were called to a reported fire at Cranbourne North where they found the body of Amanda Harris (36). Her partner, Daniel Eckersley (38) was arrested at the scene and has been charged with murder. No further details are available at present. https://tinyurl.com/y998zf9f VIC
32 July 07: Emergency services responded to reports of an explosion and fire at a house in Raymond Terrace, where they found the body of Jan Garrett (76). Neighbours had tried to rescue her from the fire, sadly without success. An unnamed man (69), believed to be her carer, fled the scene and was arrested and taken to hospital after his car collided with a truck several kilometres away. He has been charged with domestic violence-related murder and destroying property with intent to endanger life No further details are known at present. https://tinyurl.com/yaodgejj NSW
31 June 18: Larissa Bielby (16) left her home in Sandgate, Brisbane, on June 15. She was last heard from on June 18 and was reported missing on June 26. Police investigating the missing person report found her body wrapped in tarpaulin in the boot of a vehicle in Logan, Qld, in the afternoon of June 27. Zlatko Silkorsy (34) fled the scene and was arrested after an extended police search and a siege. He has been charged with murder and with multiple other offences including deprivation of liberty and torture. Joseph Geiger (38) and Tracy Thomson (40) have been charged with being accessories. No further details are available at present. https://tinyurl.com/ycowwd9p QLD
30 June 13: The body of Eurydice Dixon (22) was found in the early morning by a passer-by on a soccer field in Carlton North. Paramedics were called to the scene but were unable to revive her. Jaymes Todd (19) handed himself in to police that night and charged with one count of rape and one count of murder. No further details are available at present. https://tinyurl.com/yd4rwvtb https://tinyurl.com/ycve5hu6 VIC
29 June 8: Qi Yu (28) last spoke to her family in China at about 7.15pm on Friday 8th June and her friends reported her missing on Saturday. Police found her car in Burwood, about 4 kilometres away from her home in Campsie. On July 25 her body was found near an emergency stop area on the M1 highway near Mount Kuring-gai. Her housemate Shuo Dong (19) has been charged with her murder. https://tinyurl.com/y9kbnzzg https://tinyurl.com/ya7tg6rk https://goo.gl/RG3ydw NSW
28 June 1: A woman (69) is dead after she was allegedly stabbed at her home in Bega. Her husband (71) and another man (55) have also been critically injured. None of their names have been released. An unnamed man (20), the grandson of the murder victim and her husband was taken into custody and is the South East Regional Hospital where he remains under police guard. https://goo.gl/uB3z3q https://goo.gl/szgiae NSW
27 May 25: In the early morning, police found Caroline Willis (69) stabbed to death at her home in Werribee. They believe she died sometime on the previous day. On May 27 Jamie Willis (38) who is believed to be her son, was charged with her murder. No further details are known at present https://tinyurl.com/yayloqvz VIC
26 May 18: Police discovered the body of an unnamed woman (46) when they attended a house in Argents Hill near Nambucca Heads to enquire about her welfare. An unnamed man (56) was arrested and charged with murder. It’s believed the woman’s death was related to domestic violence. https://goo.gl/fSHRHA https://goo.gl/GANWYe NSW
25 May 15: The body of an unnamed woman (37) was found in a park in Kalgoorlie in the early hours of the morning. An unnamed man (42), believed known to the woman, has been charged with grievous bodily harm and breach of bail and has been remanded in custody. No further details are available at present https://tinyurl.com/ybte4wbu WA
24 May 14: Karen Ashcroft (52) was found with life-threatening stab wounds at her home in Maryborough, after an early morning call to emergency services. Despite best efforts of paramedics she died at the scene. An unnamed man (39), believed known to Ms Ashcroft, fled the scene before police arrived but was later arrested and has been treated for self-inflicted injuries in hospital. No further details are available at present. https://tinyurl.com/y76hdsgc VIC
23 May 11: Cynda Miles (58) was found dead from gunshot wounds in her home at Osmington near Margaret River. Her husband Peter (61) was found dead of gunshot wounds outside the home. Her daughter, Katrina Miles, and her grandchildren aged eight to 13, were found dead in their home on the same property. Police are not seeking any other person. No further details are available at present. https://tinyurl.com/y7nsfe57 https://tinyurl.com/ydyzdpr2 WA
22 May 11: Katrina Miles (35) and her children, aged eight to 13, were found dead from gunshot wounds in her home at a property at Osmington near Margaret River. Katrina’s mother, Cynda Miles, was found dead in her home on the same property. Katrina’s father Peter (61) was found dead of gunshot wounds outside the home. Police are not seeking any other person. No further details are available at present. https://tinyurl.com/y7nsfe57 https://tinyurl.com/ydyzdpr2 WA
21 May 06: Debbie Combarngo (37) died after being found with serious chest injuries from stabbing just after 2pm. She was taken from a property in McGregor St, Wilsonton, Toowoomba in a critical condition. She was later pronounced dead at Toowoomba Hospital. Nine people have each been charged with her murder. No further details are available at present. https://tinyurl.com/ybwl9yg9 QLD
20 April 30: An unnamed woman (46) was found with severe head injuries at her home in Albury. She later died of her injuries at Albury Base Hospital. An unnamed man (43) believed to be her partner, has been charged with her murder. No further details are available at present. https://tinyurl.com/y8s87xmq NSW
19 April 29: Cecilia Haddad (38) was last seen alive on Friday April 27. She last spoke with friends by phone on Saturday morning, and was reported missing on Sunday. A body found floating in the Lane Cove River near Woolwich on Sunday morning has been unofficially identified as that of Ms Haddad. Her death was initially thought to be non-suspicious, but police have now declared a homicide investigation and are asking for information from the public to help in their enquiry. No further details are available at present. https://tinyurl.com/ydh76bdw NSW
18 April 25: An unnamed woman (62) has died after being stabbed multiple times at Charles Camp, Alice Springs. An unnamed man (55), believed to be the woman’s partner, has handed himself in to police and is under arrest. No charges have been laid and no further details are known as yet. https://tinyurl.com/yctnsl8a NT
17 March 31: Kay Dix (71) has been found dead at a home in the Cairns suburb of Trinity Beach. Anthony McPhee (60) was arrested at the location has been charged with her murder. No further details are available at present. https://goo.gl/CJco4w https://goo.gl/bhBKd6 QLD
16 March 28: Teah Luckwell (22) was murdered in a unit in Robert St, Tamworth. Her 13 month old daughter was physically unharmed. Jesse Green (27), believed known to Ms Luckwell, has been charged with her murder. No further details are available at present. https://tinyurl.com/y89nthol https://goo.gl/7aWK85 https://goo.gl/er1wZpl NSW
15 March 27: The body of an unnamed woman (59) was discovered at a residence on Sunnybrae Circuit, Cairnlea. Her husband, Alberto Ganad (59) was arrested at the scene and has been charged with murder. No further details are available at present. https://tinyurl.com/y94w7q9c VIC
14 March 14: The body of Simone Fraser (57) from Melton, Victoria, was found by police at Mulwala, just over the Victorian-New South Wales. Peter Brown (57) was arrested soon afterwards. He has been charged with murder and remanded in custody. No further details are known at present. https://tinyurl.com/ybvebce6 VIC
13 March 09: The body of Katherine Daley (29) was found dead from head injuries after police were called to her home at Diggers Rest. Her partner Shane Robertson (28) has been charged with her murder. No further details are available at present. https://goo.gl/PC42x4 VIC
12 March 08: Kerrie Keath (68) was found dead at her rural home in York. Her husband Kevin Keath (70) has pleaded guilty to her murder. No further details are available at present. https://tinyurl.com/ycjzu8jp https://tinyurl.com/y9axmjcr WA
11 February 27: An unnamed woman (20) was found dead at her home in California Gully. An unnamed man (38), believed to be known to the woman, was found with critical injuries and was taken to hospital under police guard. He has now been charged with the woman’s murder. No further details are available at present. https://goo.gl/WkvDdQ VIC
10 February 23: Marija Karovska (51) was run over and killed outside her home in Mirrabooka. She was rushed to hospital but died later that day. Michael Spratt (25) fled on foot but was later arrested and has been charged with her murder. No further details are available at present. https://goo.gl/773Khu WA
9 February 06: Le Ngoc Le (77) died in hospital after being assaulted and left with critical injuries on the evening of Thursday February 1st, while walking her dogs near her home in St Albans. Amy Tran (30), believed to be a stranger to Ms Le, faced court on Monday charged with intentionally causing serious injury. It is expected that the charge will be upgraded to murder at her next court appearance. No further details are available at present. https://goo.gl/qSS2tK VIC
8 February 04: Police were called to a home in Murray Bridge, where Sally Rothe (54) was found dead with extensive injuries. Travis Kirchner (43), believed known to Ms Rothe, fled and was arrested by a Victorian homicide squad near Melbourne on February 10. No further details are available at present https://goo.gl/dBcpga SA
7 February 02: Radmila Stevanovic (65) was found dead by police at a home in Noble Park. Her husband, Dragan Stevanovic (71) has been charged with her murder. No further details are available at this time. https://goo.gl/DZKGy5 VIC
6 January 27: An unnamed woman (41) was stabbed to death at a home in Hallam. An unnamed man (43) presented himself to a police station a short time later and is currently assisting police with their enquiries. It is understood he was known to the woman. No further details are available at present https://goo.gl/MQS6Zj VIC
5 January 25: Nowra Khatib (61) was found with stab wounds after emergency services were called to her home in South Granville, and later died at the scene. Her daughter, Poi Siham Khatib (33), was arrested a short distance away by police and is assisting with inquiries. No further details are available at present. https://goo.gl/1J13xG NSW
4 January 24: The body of Nancy Barclay (83) was found after police were called to her home in Alexander Heights. Her husband Harold Barclay (85) has been charged with her murder. No further details are available at present. https://goo.gl/1UYCtb WA
3 January 12: British backpacker Amelia Blake (22) died of extensive injuries, including head injuries, in a suspected murder suicide. Her body and that of her partner Brazil Gurung (33) were found on Friday, January 12 at an apartment in Newtown. Police have indicated that they are treating the deaths as murder-suicide, but have not released details as they await post mortem findings. Inquiries continue https://goo.gl/1d4phf NSW
2 January 11: Antonia Tatchell (43), was found dead by her 17-year-old son, at her home in Brunswick. On January 12, an unnamed teenage boy was charged with her murder. No further details are available at present. https://goo.gl/PvUZrU VIC
1 January 03: Margaret Indich (38) died in hospital of injuries sustained at her home in Cloverdale. Her unnamed partner (40) attempted to deny paramedics access to treat her, and left the scene before police arrived. He was arrested hours later, and has been charged with murder. No further details are available at present. https://goo.gl/daodJA WA

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