#30 – 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.

Tamara Turner

It is with much sadness we report the murder of the 30th woman to male violence in Australia this year.

Tamara Turner, 49, from Missouri USA, was dropped off at Mildura Base Hospital 7am Monday 6 June by her husband Steven Samaras, 47 from Preston Melbourne. Police said she was dead on arrival, having suffered injuries consistent with a violent assault.

Mr Samaras and Ms Turner, who had travelled from Melbourne to Mildura, were believed to be newlyweds, with the woman having moved from Missouri in the United States to be with Mr Samaras late last year.

Mr Samaras was arrested by Darebin detectives in Preston, in Melbourne’s north, at 10.40am on Tuesday.

He was still being questioned by homicide detectives late on Tuesday afternoon. Our hearts go out to Tamara’s family & friends.

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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 not intentionally publish posts or comments which do this.
Please bear in mind cultural sensitivities when sharing these reports. Where it is not culturally or legally 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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