#49 – Man Murders Woman 2016

In Memory Man Murders Woman 2016

On 6 October 2016, police attended Molly Goodbun’s home after receiving reports of shots being fired.

Molly Goodbun, 56, who had apparently taken out a Violence Restraining Order against her estranged husband, Keith Owen Goodbun in July 2016, was found dead at her Maitland home. Another woman, apparently one of her two daughters Ms Simmons, was present but unharmed.

News sources report that Ms Goodbun was allegedly shot on her front doorstep by her estranged husband in front of her daughter who tried to save her mother.

Police were allegedly confronted with an armed Mr Goodbun, 60, who was subsequently charged with murder and firearms offences.

We extend our deepest condolences to Ms Goodbun’s family and friends.


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, 92% of the alleged killers of women in Australia in 2016 were male (55 of the total 60 alleged perpetrators), with 12 missing or dead women on the watch list. 94% of women were killed, where known, by male perpetrators.

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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