Norman Park mother Anthea Mari
Norman Park mother Anthea Mari

Brisbane man, 38, charged over Norman Park murder

POLICE have charged a man with the murder of Norman Park mother Anthea Mari after his dramatic arrest on the Gold Coast.

Jacob Michael Smith, 38, was charged with murder, as well as a number of other charges which cannot be revealed for legal reasons.


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Mr Smith was arrested outside a house in the Gold Coast suburb of Gaven on Wednesday afternoon after a tip-off about his whereabouts from the public.

He was bitten by a police dog during the arrest and received hospital treatment, before being taken to Dutton Park police station for questioning about 1.45pm.

Ms Mari's body was discovered by a housemate in the lounge room of her rented Norman Park home in Brisbane's inner-east about 3.30am on Tuesday. Two of her daughters, aged 11 and 12, were at the house at time.

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Jacob Michael Smith
Jacob Michael Smith QPS Media

Man, 38, questioned over Brisbane woman's death

UPDATE: POLICE are questioning a 38-year-old man in relation after the discovery of a a 34-year-old woman's body.

According to police, the man was picked up in the Brisbane suburb of Gaven at 10.30am.

Authorities are not providing further information.

On Tuesday, police were called to a home at Milsom Street in Norman Park, in Brisbane's south-west, where the woman's remains were discovered.

 

EARLIER: Man may be able to help investigation into mother's death

Police investigating the death of a woman at Norman Park this morning have released the image of a man who may be able to assist with their investigations.

Around 3.30am police were called to a residence at Milsom Street where they discovered the body of a 34-year-old woman.

Police believe 38-year-old Jacob Michael Smith (pictured) may be able to assist with their investigations.

He is described as 180cm tall, of average build with dark brown hair.

Anyone who may have information about his whereabouts is urged not to approach him but to instead contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Dutton Park CIB on 3028 8150.

Police have descended on a Norman Park home following a woman's sudden death overnight. Photo: Kristian Silva
Police have descended on a Norman Park home following a woman's sudden death overnight. Photo: Kristian Silva

11.40AM: Police are looking for a man who was seen leaving a Norman Park home moments before a 34-year-old woman was found dead inside.

The woman's body was found in the lounge of the Milsom Street house about 3.30am on Tuesday.

The mother of three had no obvious signs of trauma, Detective Inspector Rod Kemp said.

"Our forensic police are still examining the scene...there's no extreme violence evident," he said.

Inspector Kemp said the woman lived in the home with two daughters and two other men. However, the person that police wanted to speak to was not one of the residents.


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