#25 – 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.


Police have arrested a 44-year-old man following the discovery of his mother’s body in Melbourne suburb, Bentleigh on Tuesday 26th April.

Investigators had appealed for Socrates Tamvakis to come forward, after his 74-year-old mother Violet Tamvakis was found dead at her London Street home about 4pm yesterday.

Mr Tamvakis lived with his Mother and was known to Police.

Condolences go to Ms Tamvakis’ family and friends.

UPDATE: Socrates Tamvakis was charged with his mother’s murder.

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