#35 – Man Murders Woman 2016


Beth Kippen

It is with much sadness we report the death of the 35th woman to male violence in Australia this year.

The body of 81 year old Elizabeth “Beth” Kippen was discovered while police investigated a stabbing and property damage rampage in her street on 27th July 2016.

The attacks had also resulted in attacks on a man and a woman in their twenties, with the alleged attacker known to the 26 year old female victim.

On 29th July 2016 the 32 year old man was charged with Ms Kippen’s murder, two counts of attempted murder, seven counts of willful damage, two counts of seriously assaulting police and three counts of seriously obstructing police.

Our hearts go out to Ms Kippen’s family & friends.


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The summary of women killed in 2016 listed by sex of known or presumed perpetrator is located here. Unsolved cases of the death or disappearance of women are also listed on this page.

At the time of posting, 94.7% of women killed in Australia in 2016 were killed by men (36 of the total 38 deaths), with 10 missing or dead women on the watch list.

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

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.

Reclaim the Night Perth and Women Shout Out Australia

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