#5 – Man Murders Woman 2016

This is a count of women killed by known or suspected male violence in a Australia, jointly undertaken by Reclaim the Night Perth and Women Shout Out Australia.

Samantha Kelly

Bendigo woman, Samantha Kelly, was found after being missing for three weeks since January 2016. 

Ms Kelly’s housemates have been charged in relation to her murder with Peter Arthur confessing to killing her, Ronald Lyons apparently helping him move Ms Kelly’s body and Christine Lyons, apparently Peter Arthur’s partner, helping both men concoct a story regarding Ms Kelly’s disappearance.

Condolences go to Ms Kelly’s family and friends.

UPDATE: Ronald Lyons and Christine Lyons were later charged with the murder of Ms Kelly.

News links:
12/02/16: Ms Kelly’s body found
2/02/16: Trio charged over murder
13/02/2016: Family fights to rebuild memories of suspected Bendigo murder victim Samantha Kelly

We report the deaths of women as accurately as possible, updating these records as we are able to. If we have misreported any facts of this case, please contact us. We do not wish to affect any future court actions and will neither publish posts nor comments which do this.
Please bear in mind cultural sensitivities when sharing these reports. Where it is not culturally appropriate to do so, we will not report the victim’s name.

If you have any additional information about women killed by male violence in Australia in 2016, please email us at wimms@womenshoutoutaustralia.com or via the facebook pages of Reclaim the Night Perth or Women Shout Out Australia.


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