UPDATE 78 year old woman located deceased in Gordon

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An 86-year-old man will be charged with murder at a bedside hearing later today (Monday, 3 June 2024) after a 78-year-old woman was located deceased at a residence in Gordon yesterday.


A 78-year-old woman has been located deceased in a home in Gordon early this morning.  

Police were called to a Gordon residence to check on the welfare of the woman at about 7.25am this morning (Sunday, 2 June 2024).

Upon arrival, officers located the 78-year-old woman inside the home and she was formally declared deceased by ACT Ambulance Service paramedics.   

A short time later, a 86-year-old man (the husband of the deceased woman) was arrested at a Fadden residence. The man was transported to the Canberra Hospital for assessment.

At this time no charges have been laid. A crime scene has been established at the Gordon home and AFP Forensics officers have begun processing the scene.

Anyone who may have information relating to this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.  Please quote INV-9591. Information can be provided anonymously. 
POLICE MEDIA — (02) 5126 9070,  act-police-media@afp.gov.au  

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