Media release

UPDATE #2: Death – Structure fire – Alice Springs

Police

Northern Territory Police are continuing to call for witnesses in relation to a structure fire in the Hidden Valley Town Camp on Friday night.

The female victim succumbed to her injuries, passing away in hospital earlier today.

The alleged offender is continuing to receive treatment for significant burns suffered as a result of the fire.

Detective Senior Sergeant Michael Schumacher said, “This woman’s death was a needless tragedy. Detectives are now treating this domestic violence case as a homicide.”

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to the fire to make contact on 131 444 or alternatively report the information anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Please quote reference 9839977.

Anyone aware of or experiencing domestic and family violence is encouraged to reach out for help. You can contact police at any time on 131 444 or in an emergency call 000.

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