The lifeless body of 35-year-old woman was found floating in a creek at the back of Sophia on Monday morning. The dead woman has been identified as Natasha Ann Jacobs. She lived in the Sophia area and was last seen alive on Saturday by her mother.
According to residents in the area, the woman and her husband got into many fights and he would become very abusive towards her. Her mother had pleaded with her to move out of the house with her children and leave the man behind.
When the body was pulled from the creek, a number of bruises were seen on the woman’s face and to her mouth. It is unclear whether other marks of violence were found.
Angry residents found the husband and dealt him several blows to the body before police arrived and arrested him as they launched their investigation.
Filed: 29th December, 2014