Thursday, December 7, 2023

Man charged over death of 69-year-old Finch Hatton woman

Queensland Police have charged a 37-year-old North Rockhampton man following investigations into the death of a 69-year-old Finch Hatton woman, Suzanne Scott, on July 4th last year.

Police will allege that at around 6pm, the 37-year-old man was attempting to steal a vehicle on a Boulder Street, Finch Hatton property before he struck the 69-year-old Finch Hatton woman with the vehicle.

“Emergency services arrived on scene a short time later, with the woman sustaining critical injuries and being declared deceased,” Queensland Police said in a statement.

“Investigations into the incident have led to the 37-year-old North Rockhampton man being charged with enter premises and commit, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death.”

He is due to appear in Mackay Magistrates Court on March 8.

Mackay Criminal Investigation Branch Officer in Charge Detective Senior Sergeant Chris Eaton praised the efforts of investigators and officers who had worked on the seven-month investigation.

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