Willetton: police trying to piece together June road fatality


David, Dulcie, Douglas and Maylen Hansen are calling on witnesses to come forward; Lorraine Hansen.
Willetton: police trying to piece together June road fatality
David, Dulcie, Douglas and Maylen Hansen are calling on witnesses to come forward; Lorraine Hansen.

COLLIE woman Lorraine Hansen was found alone on a Willetton road with fatal injuries on June 29.

But how the 25-year-old mother of two got there remains a mystery, and her family are calling on the public to come forward with any information.

Ms Hansen’s distraught mother Dulcie Hansen said the victim was a proud mother, a happy-go-lucky person who mingled with anyone.

“She liked to enjoy herself… being a mother brought a smile to her face,” she said.

Since losing her daughter, she said she had been “lost” and having no answers has made accepting the death harder to take.

“It’s not fair, only a coward would do something like this… we are taking it day by day but we still just want answers,” Mrs Hansen said.

Flanked by her nephews and husband, Mrs Hansen made the emotional plea for the sake of her grandchildren and Ms Hansen’s children: a boy aged three and a girl aged two.

“(The children) don’t know anything; they just keep looking for their mother,” she said.

Ms Hansen’s cousin David Hansen said the Collie community has been supportive, but he was keen to get answers.

“Lorraine was a little sister to me; I can barely keep it together myself but I have to be strong for Aunty Dulcie,” he said.

“The family is distraught, blaming each other… it’s broken us apart and we’re trying to keep it together but there’s no answers (and) we need answers.”

Ms Hansen was found about 12.15am on the road at the corner of Apsley Road and Brolga Promenade in Willetton.

She was discovered by members of the public with life-threatening injuries and was conveyed to Fiona Stanley Hospital, where she later died.

Major Crime Squad officers are calling witnesses who were in the Willetton area between the hours of 10.00pm and 12.45am, particularly in the Apsley Road and Karel Avenue areas, to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Anthony Thompson said someone may have valuable information.

“These are busy roads and we believe that a number of vehicles use the same routes in the area on a regular basis,” he said.

“Even the smallest piece of information can assist us to piece together the circumstances leading up to Lorraine’s death.”

Detectives are currently reviewing CCTV they have gathered from the area, but ask members of the public with dash cam vision or CCTV to please come forward.

Anyone who can assist can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.