A MAN has been charged over the death of a woman in a home at Millswood early Friday. The 53-year old man was questioned by police after paramedics were called to the home on Millswood Crs just after 1am Friday.
At the time, police described the 52-year old woman’s death as “unexplained” but on Friday night detectives arrested and charged the man with two counts of assault causing harm.
A police spokeswoman said those charges could be upgraded after further results of a post mortem became available.
Police would not disclose whether the man and woman both lived at the home or if they were a couple.
“Police wish to reassure the public that this is not a random incident with both persons involved being known to each other,” the spokeswoman said.
Neighbours told the Sunday Mail the home was put up for sale several months ago and some were unaware anyone was living there.
Marrion Saunders has lived on the street for the past 40 years and said she was surprised the house was occupied. All of the windows were covered by blinds or bedsheets used as makeshift curtains.
“I haven’t seen the blinds up for the past six weeks, I didn’t even know anyone was in the house,” Ms Saunders said.
“I didn’t ever see the roller door up once or see a car, the only thing was that there would be a wheelie bin put out sometimes.”
“As far as I knew it was empty, the only thing that made me wonder was that the bin was out, I haven’t seen any sign of anyone there at all.”
Ms Saunders, 79, said she was upset at the possibility the dead woman had become another victim of domestic violence.
“We work so hard to try and stop violence against women, and more and more of it is happening,” she said.
“This happens everywhere, we could be in Beaumont or we could be in Millswood or somewhere poor, it happens everywhere.”
Another neighbour said he had only returned from working overseas on Friday night before being told of the death.
“I hadn’t really seen them but I heard them sometimes, but I didn’t hear anything like fighting or arguing, just normal noises,” he said.
The charged man has been refused bail and will appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Monday.
Police are urging anyone with information on the woman’s death to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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