News Man charged with murder over woman’s body found in central Launceston home
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Man charged with murder over woman’s body found in central Launceston home

The Wellington Street house was examined by police. Photo: ABC News
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A German man has been charged with the murder of a 49-year-old woman discovered dead on Boxing Day in a home in central Launceston.

In a statement late on Monday, Tasmania Police detective inspector Craig Fox said the 27-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman had been arrested in relation to the alleged murder, but the woman was released unconditionally.

“The man was interviewed and charged with murder,” Mr Fox said.

Police were called to a Wellington Street home after the woman’s body was discovered in a bedroom about 8.30pm on Saturday.

A witness, police and paramedics tried to resuscitate the woman.

The home has since been examined by Tasmania Police and Forensic Services Tasmania.

Police had appealed for dash-cam footage from the busy Launceston street.

The man will appear in the Launceston Court of Petty Sessions on Monday night.

ABC