Woman found dead with unknown cause

Tasmania Police

At about 8.40pm last night (Saturday 26 December 2020) Tasmania Police and Ambulance Tasmania officers responded to a 000 call reporting a death at a property in Wellington St, Launceston.

Despite CPR efforts by a witness and attending officers the 49 year old female died at the scene.

Due to the unclear circumstances of how the woman died, an investigation commenced under the direction of Launceston CIB.

Police Forensic Officers, assisted by members from Forensic Science Services Tasmania (FSST) examined the scene whilst CIB and uniform officers conducted door knocks of the area.

Detective Inspector Kim Steven said, “We are still piecing together the events leading to the death. The post mortem of the body will assist us with our investigation.”

The premises is situated on the east side of Wellington Street, between Balfour and Frankland Streets.

Detective Inspector Steven said, “We are particularly interested in anyone contacting us who may have seen people on foot in that area at about the time of the 000 call at 8.40pm, or have dash cam footage of the street, including surrounding streets, in that area in the 3 hours up until 9pm.”

Footage can be directly uploaded to here.

Police are continuing with their investigations and request anyone with information to call Launceston Police on 131444 or report anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or crimestopperstas.com.au

More to come.

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