The woman’s body was found in her Queensland home, days after she went missing in Melbourne.
Key points:The body was discovered in her apartment in Brisbane on Sunday, police saidThe 28-year-old woman, who had been missing for two weeks, had been living with her boyfriend in Brisbane’s inner westKey pointsA woman’s boyfriend has been charged with the murder of her ex-boyfriend in QueenslandThe court hearing will resume next weekThe man has not been named, police say the woman had an alibi but was not seen with her exThe 34-year old woman’s husband, Derek Chauvin, is charged with her murder, police have confirmed.
Ms Chauvin is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday.
Police have confirmed they have obtained a warrant for the arrest of Mr Chauvin and a man in their early 20s.
Police allege Mr Chauven and the man entered the woman’s apartment on Sunday night, while she was in bed.
“They removed a pillow from her bed and then proceeded to pull her into a bedroom and sexually assaulted her,” Assistant Commissioner Michael Binskin said.
“This occurred at an apartment complex, the woman was not known to the couple.”
Police say they have previously received complaints from neighbours that the man was abusive.
“There are reports that he has been involved in domestic violence, and has been in relationships with other men,” he said.
Police say Mr Chauving has not yet been arrested, but he is believed to have been at the scene of the murder and is being sought for questioning.
“It is believed that the person involved is in Queensland,” Mr Binskins said.
Detective Senior Sergeant Tim Wilson said the woman, known as Eileen, had lived with her partner in Brisbane for a month, before he moved to Sydney to study law.
“Eileen is a mother of two children, aged just one and one,” Mr Wilson said.
He said the couple’s relationship was “very difficult” but had been going well.
“We are looking at a very significant amount of CCTV and evidence from that period to understand what happened,” he added.
“A lot of our officers are looking into it.”
The last thing we want to do is leave a young woman with a tragic death.
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