At the end of an horrific week of male violence against women, we report on the deaths of three more women, two of whom were killed by known or assumed male perpetrators. Including the death on Wednesday of an unnamed Greenacre woman, this week has seen the killing of four women.
The body of missing Logan woman Sabrina Bremer was found in northern NSW on 18 August 2016. While police have interviewed her ex-partner, no changes have been laid in relation to her death and her death remains on the watchlist here.
On the morning of 19 August, the body of an unnamed 59 year old Forbes woman was found following a call made by her 28 year old son to police telling emergency services he had killed someone. The 28 year old man has since been charged with murder and refused bail.
In the evening of 19 August, a 26 year old woman died of stab wounds in Walgett. A 49 year old man was charged with her murder.
We send our deepest condolences to the friends and family of all of the victims.
Unknown victim, Forbes
Unknown victim, Walgett
Sabrina Bremer (on the watchlist due to an unidentified perpetrator)
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, 95.3% of women killed in Australia in 2016 were killed by men (41 of the total 43 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or via the facebook pages of Reclaim the Night Perth or Women Shout Out Australia.