Police Investigating Suspected Homicide of Melville Woman

Forensic officers gather outside the Leach Highway home of a deceased Melville woman early Friday morning.
Forensic officers gather outside the Leach Highway home of a deceased Melville woman early Friday morning.

MAJOR Crime Squad detectives are appealing for information surrounding the death of an elderly Melville woman discovered in her Leach Highway home last night.

Police were called to the property around 7pm on Thursday when visiting family members discovered the woman.

Detective Senior Sergeant Manus Walsh confirmed that the death was being treated as suspicious.

“Police are now conducting enquiries into her death,” he said.

“We would like to hear from anyone who in the last two or three days has seen anyone or anything that would appear suspicious in the vicinity of the Leach Highway and Stock Road intersection in Melville.”

Sen-Sgt Walsh would not say whether there was any evidence of forced entry nor when exactly police believed the woman had died.

Forensic officers have cordoned off the property and will collect evidence for the next four days.

The woman lived alone but it is believed she had family members living nearby.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.