#22 – 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.

Melanie Floyd

Police have launched a homicide investigation into the overnight death of a young woman who was found severely injured in a Brisbane unit last Wednesday 13 April.

28-year-old Melanie Floyd was found with severe head injuries in her unit in the northern suburb of Windsor.

Her 24-year-old partner had called paramedics at lunchtime, telling them he could not wake her. Ms Floyd was transported to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a critical condition and placed on life support, but died as a result of her injuries.

Ms Floyd had lived in the Windsor unit for about 18 months and she had been in a relationship with her partner “for some time”.  7 News reported the woman took out a domestic violence order against her Ph-D student boyfriend last year.

Ms Floyd’s partner has since declined to assist the investigation into Ms Floyd’s death.

Condolences go to Ms Floyd’s family and friends.

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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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