Thursday, April 10, 2008

18 Yr Old In Court Over Mooroopna Murder Torso Case

Homicide Detectives have arrested and charged an 18-year old Mooroopna woman with murder after the discovery of a man's dismembered torso buried in a Williams St backyard.

The charge followed yesterday's arrest of a 39-year old woman and her 18- year old daughter while driving. A 39-year old woman, the de facto wife of missing man Russell Frik, was questioned and released yesterday, while her daughter, Mr Friks step-daughter, was charged with murder.

The 18-year old woman has been remanded custody and will appear in the Shepparton Magistrates Court today.Mr Friks William St home, which he shared with his de facto wife, their three sons and his step-daughter, is the same address where the torso was discovered by police on Wednesday morning.

Homicide squad Detective Senior Sergeant Jeff Maher said he could not confirm the remains belonged to the missing man. The torso is currently undergoing DNA testing at the stat coroner's office and it could be some time before a positive identification could be made.

Pathologists were also conducting forensic tests on several rubbish bins belonging to homes neighbouring the William St property where the torso discovery was made.A search for body parts missing will begin at Cosgrove rubbish tip today.


Members from the police Search and Rescue team will this morning search the public toilets at the Maritz Bend parkland area at Toolamba for further evidence in relation to the murder investigation.

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