Officers conduct a torough search of the Mount Morgan property.
Officers conduct a torough search of the Mount Morgan property. Allan Reinikka

Woman charged with Mt Morgan murder

A 50-year-old woman has been charged with the murder of a Mount Morgan man whose body was found on the floor of a Bedsor Street house in the early hours of Wednesday.

The breakthrough came yesterday afternoon after intensive police investigations and the completion of a post mortem.

Earlier in the day, State Emergency Services conducted a thorough foot search of the area and interviews were carried out with relatives and friends of the 60-year-old victim.

Other witnesses, including the man's carer, who found his body, were also interviewed.

Regional Crime Co-ordinator Detective Inspector Ben Carroll said police would continue to investigate the movements of the alleged offender during the evidence-gathering process.

“We are urging anyone with information that may assist police investigations to contact Rockhampton Police or Crime Stoppers,” Inspector Carroll said.

The woman will appear in Rockhampton Magistrates Court today facing one murder charge.

The high-set Mount Morgan home became a crime scene on Wednesday morning after the man was found lying on the floor of the lounge room at the front of the house.

It's believed the man's body was found about 5.15am.

There was a trail of blood leading to the corpse.

Anyone with information should contact Rockhampton Police Station on 49 323 500 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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