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Woman charged with murder

A woman has been charged with murder following the discovery of a body at Lismore.

About 10.40am on Saturday 22 August 2020, emergency services were called to a unit on Rosedale Square, East Lismore, after the body of a 60-year-old woman was found.

Detectives from Richmond Police District, assisted by the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, established Strike Force Boughton to investigate the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death.

About 1pm on Thursday 27 August 2020, officers arrested a 32-year-old woman on McNaughton Place, Maclean.

She was taken to Maclean Police Station and charged with murder and improperly interfere with a corpse.

The woman was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court today (Friday 28 August 2020).

Investigations continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.