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Man charged with Launceston woman's murder


A German man has been charged with the murder of a 49-year-old woman discovered dead on Boxing Day in a home in Launceston.

Tasmania Police say the 27-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman had been arrested in relation to the alleged murder, but the woman was released without charge.

Both are from Germany.

Police say a triple zero call was made at around 8.40pm on Saturday reporting a death at the Wellington Street address - attempts to resuscitate the woman were conducted by a witness, attending police and Tasmania Ambulance Service, however to no avail.

Police believe a post mortem examination of the woman's body will confirm the suspicious nature of her death.

Investigators have called for dashcam footage or witnesses who were near the property at the time.

The man appeared Launceston's Court of Petty Sessions last night and was remanded in custody to reappear at a later date.