#56 + #57 – Man Murders Woman 2016


On 3 November 2016, it is alleged that 79 year old John Frescura shot and killed his 68 year old wife Janice Frescura and their 50 year old daughter Robyn before trying to kill himself in their Booral Fraser Coast home. Janice and Robyn Frescura were the 56th and 57th women killed by known or suspected male violence in 2016 in Australia.

It is reported that John Frescura called police to confess to the killings.

Emergency services took John and Janice Frescura to hospital and both have since died.

Our thoughts and condolences go to the Frescura family’s extended 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, 93% of the alleged killers of women in Australia in 2016 were male (63 of the total 68 alleged perpetrators), with 12 missing or dead women on the watch list. 95% of women were killed, where known, by male perpetrators (or male and female 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.

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