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Macleay Island residents in shock

Posted by: Staff writers | 16 November, 2012 - 9:22 AM
Macleay Island murder

4BC Breakfast: Macleay Island residents are in shock at this week’s murder of an 85-year-old resident.

Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast hear from one of the island’s taxi drivers, Carol Bowen.

News Update

Island grandmother met violent end: police

An 85-year-old grandmother, the first person ever to have been murdered on Brisbane's Macleay Island, was viciously attacked, police say.

The body of Liselotte Watson was discovered in her home on Tuesday afternoon after concerned relatives who had not heard from her asked police to check on her welfare.

Detective Superintendent Geoff Sheldon says forensic examinations will continue in the home for a number of days.

Supt Sheldon said a post mortem has confirmed that Mrs Watson met a "violent and unnatural" death.

"Her injuries are consistent with suffering quite a high level of violence," he told reporters.

Supt Sheldon would not speculate on how many people might have been involved.

"We know it's been a vicious attack in the sanctity of her own home and we need the public to come forward and help us as much as they can."

Police are trying to confirm reports Mrs Watson distrusted banks and was known to have kept thousands of dollars in cash in her home.

He appealed to anyone who could confirm the reports, or shed light on her habits, routines or visitors, to contact police.

"That might be just the one piece that we're missing in this puzzle ... this is a small community and people do talk."

Blog comments Your Say

  • I am behind house murder happened, its scary to think we can see straight thru every room of her place and saw nothing. A stone throw and heard nothing. Now i only sleep thru day.

    meg Sunday 18 November, 2012 - 4:42 PM

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