Murder arrest made

A Mount Gambier man has been arrested for murder following the death of a woman in Mount Gambier on Sunday morning. Luke Raymond Simpson, 34, was arrested on Sunday night and charged with the murder of Mount Gambier woman Rachel Martin.

Just after 7.30am on Sunday patrols and detectives from Limestone Coast CIB were called to a house on Chestnut Close after the body of a 44-year-old woman was found inside. Detectives from Major Crime made their way to the scene to assist with the investigation.

After an investigation Simpson was arrested and charged with murder. He was refused police bail and appeared in the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court on Monday.

Simpson’s defence lawyer did not make an application for bail and he was remanded to appear in court again in October.

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