Rosewood stabbing: Man charged with murder of 47-year-old woman

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Police have charged a man with murder over the death of a woman in Rosewood on Monday morning. The 47-year-old from Leichardt was charged on Monday afternoon after interviews with police that lasted most of the day.

The man, who police say is known to the woman but won’t elaborate on the pair’s relationship, was found by officers away from the house, where the woman was found with several stab wounds and was initially voluntarily assisting police with their inquiries. He will face Ipswich Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.


A woman has died as the result of multiple stab wounds at her Rosewood home in the early hours of Monday morning. Detective Inspector Lew Strohfeldt said a person unrelated to the John Street address where the woman was found called paramedics with information the woman may need help.

Police attended the scene and found the woman, believed to be 46, deceased in a bedroom of the house.

“The call was received from a party unrelated to the address that an ambulance would be required,” Inspector Strohfeldt said.

“We believe that the incident happened some time in the early hours of the morning.”

A 47-year-old man who is known to the dead woman is voluntarily assisting police with their inquiries but is yet to be charged. Inspector Strohfeldt said police were not looking for any other suspects in relation to the incident but would not be drawn on whether police expected to lay charges.

It is believed the alleged attack did take place with a knife and police are searching the area for the murder weapon.

“It is a small community and a tight-knit community,” Inspector Strohfeldt said.

“If anyone in the Rosewood area has heard any disturbance in the early hours of this morning in the vicitiny of John Street, contact Crime Stoppers.”

The woman has children but Inspector Strohfeldt said no one else was home at the time of the incident.

“We are currently attempting to contact and notify next of kin, that may take some time,” he said.


Police are investigating a suspicious death that happened west of Ipswich on Monday morning.

A crime scene was set up after officers were called to a John Street address in Rosewood before 7am, where they discovered the body of a woman.

Investigations indicated the woman’s death was suspicious and a man was assisting police with their inquiries.

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