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Police probe death

Police vehicles parked outside Brooms Head General Store yesterday after a 43 year-old woman was found deceased in the units at the rear of the shop.
Police vehicles parked outside Brooms Head General Store yesterday after a 43 year-old woman was found deceased in the units at the rear of the shop.

A CRIME scene was established on Wednesday after police received a report that a 43-year-old woman had been found dead in a unit behind Brooms Head General Store.

Grafton detectives and general duties officers from Yamba attended the scene and spoke to witnesses just before noon.

Brooms Head General Store owner Gary Mills was the first person to see the deceased.

He told the Daily Examiner the woman's partner ran to the shop for help yesterday morning.

"A man who lives in the units out the back came in distraught saying his wife wasn't breathing," he said.

"We went to the units out the back and checked the woman's pulse and she was deceased."

"We then went back to the shop and called emergency services."

Mr Mills said the couple had been living in the unit for around a month after being relocated from Queensland by the Department of Housing.

Police said it was too early in the investigation to say whether the woman's death was suspicious.

They said a report would be prepared for the coroner and the circumstances surrounding her death would be thoroughly investigated.

Topics:  crime, murder, yamba




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