Yangebup death: Woman in found dead inside home in suburban Perth son arrested

An elderly woman is dead and her son has been arrested after her body was found in her home.

Police were called to the house on Sandpiper Loop in Yangebup in Perth’s south about 7.15am on Monday where they found the body of a woman in her 70s.

A 54-year-old man, believed to be the woman’s son, was arrested and is assisting police with their investigation. No charges have been filed yet.

WA Police are investigating the death of a woman after her body was found in a suburban home in Yangebup, Perth’s south

Homicide detectives and forensic officers remained on scene Monday evening.

The street remained closed off.

The woman’s death has rocked the neighborhood, where shocked neighbors have laid flowers outside the woman’s home.

It is understood the woman had lived in the area for decades and her husband died of cancer several years ago.

This was said by a man close to the family The Western Australia that they were ‘desperate’.

Another neighbor who had known the woman for 40 years described her as “wonderful.”

“I was walking up there about a year ago and got out of breath and she offered me a drink of water so I could walk back down,” she said.

“I thought the world of her.”

The police investigation is ongoing.

The woman’s body was found hours after thousands took to the streets of Perth calling for an end to violence against women.

At least 32 women are believed to have been murdered by men in Australia this year.

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Police and forensic investigators remained at the crime scene Monday evening

Police and forensic investigators remained at the crime scene Monday evening