After a long investigation into her death, we are sad to report the 45th death of a woman in Australia in 2016 caused by known or assumed male killers. In this case, both a male and a female perpetrator have been charged.
On 2 July 2016 Annabelle Chen’s body was found in the Swan River in Fremantle but she remained unidentified with police appealing for public assistance in identifying her. On 5 September 2016, police released her name.
On 28 September 2016, her ex partner Ah Ping Ban and her daughter Tiffany Yiting Wan were charged with her murder.
We send our deepest condolences to Ms Chen’s friends and family.
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% of the alleged killers of women in Australia in 2016 were male (45 of the total 48 alleged perpetrators), with 13 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.