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[Updated 8:45am, 8 April] A 61-year-old man will appear in Tweed Heads local court today charged with the murder of a 53-year-old woman in her Tomewin home, near Murwillumbah, on Saturday.

About 2pm on Saturday (April 5), officers attached to Tweed/Byron Local Area Command discovered the body in a search of the home.

Later that evening, a 61-year-old man was arrested and placed under guard at Murwillumbah District Hospital while he received treatment in relation to a separate matter.

About 4pm yesterday (Monday April 7), the man was discharged from hospital and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station, where he was charged with murder; he was refused bail to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court today.

Police allege the man was known to the woman and was living with her at the time of her death.

[Updated 3pm, 7 April] The death of a woman in Tomewin north of Murwillumbah is now being investigated as a murder. Tweed Byron police told media this afternoon that a number of people were helping police with their investigations.

The Tomewin Road home where the woman’s body was found remains a crime scene as police continue to look for clues and speak to people she knew.

Police said the person who tipped them off about the woman’s death and others helping them piece together her last movements are believed to have been housemates of the dead woman.

The time and cause of death, police say, are yet to be determined.

[Initial report, 8pm, 6 April]

Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found at a home in Tomewin north of Murwillumbah on Saturday afternoon.

Police, acting on information received, attended the home at around 2pm on Saturday where the body of a woman aged in her 50s was located inside the home. A crime scene has been established while officers from Tweed-Byron Local Area Command investigate to determine the circumstances surrounding the death.

A number of people are helping police with their inquiries, but police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www.police.nsw.gov.au/.

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