Nollamara Woman Dies In Violent And Tragic Incident Overnight
Homicide squad called in
Homicide squad detectives are seeking advice from the public after a woman was attacked inside her home in Perth's northern suburbs overnight.
Police and St John’s Ambulance were called to a residence in Monterey Street, in Nollamara about 10:30pm on Tuesday where they discovered a 26-year-old woman with serious injuries.
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The young woman was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital but died a short time later.
West Australian Police Commissioner Chris Dawson described it on 6PR on Wednesday morning as a “very violent and tragic incident”.
Police said, when they arrived at the property, a man had allegedly fled the scene and was hiding in a neighbouring property.
Officers deployed the canine unit and Police Dog Razor who then located the man a short time later.
The 40-year-old man, who is known to the victim, was taken into custody, and is assisting with the investigation.
Charges are yet to be laid.
The woman’s death is being treated as a homicide investigation.
Police are appealing to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the vicinity of Monterey Street between 9:30pm and 11:00pm last night to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.
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