Rocks were seized after a teenager was charged with the death of an 18-year-old mother in Pilbara, WA
Rocks have been seized by police during an investigation into the death of an 18-year-old mother after her body was found in a trash can.
Britney Watson sustained ‘fatal head injuries’ during an altercation in her hometown of Newman, northwestern Western Australia.
A 17-year-old boy was charged with her murder after reportedly dragging the trash to Newman Hospital at around 4 a.m. on Wednesday.
It is also alleged that the boy took the young mother to an older person’s house before taking her to the hospital.
Britney Watson, the mother of a young toddler (pictured together), had her second child last month.
Britney Watson sustained ‘fatal head injury’ during an altercation in her hometown of Newman, northwestern Western Australia
Ms. Watson, who had just given birth to a little boy named Justin just a month ago and was already the mother of toddler Nate, was pronounced dead on the spot.
It is not clear if she was alive when she arrived at the hospital.
Since the 17-year-old boy was charged, police grabbed several rocks nearby, The Western Australian reported.
Three separate locations in the small mining town just outside Pilbara are also under investigation.
The teenager appeared in Newman Children’s Court on Thursday afternoon.
A child was arrested after an 18-year-old woman was found dead in a trash can in Newman, Western Australia. Pictured: police in one of three crime scenes established for the investigation
Ms. Watson’s relative Mena Tennahleah Watson paid tribute to her “big sister” on Facebook hours after her death.
RIP my big sister N Watson good young mom for two kids. I love you and miss you my big sister. Watson breeds forever.
WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said Ms. Watson was known to the community.
“It’s a real tragedy in the sense that the community, the woman is known … and there are a few children involved,” Dawson told ABC Radio on Thursday.
Mrs. Watson, 18, was dragged to Newman Hospital in northwestern Western Australia at around 4 a.m. on Wednesday with fatal injuries
WA police commissioner Chris Dawson said murder officers were on the scene
Broken glass and blood were seen on the ground outside a nearby house, with neighbors hearing the property shout late on Tuesday night, The Western Australian reported.
Homicide investigators from the South Hedland Police, 452 km north of the city, have launched a joint investigation with the local police.
The sale of alcohol in Newman was banned for the rest of Wednesday.
Bottleshop owner Anita Grace said closing after the incident was the right decision.
“I think everyone at this stage is so raw and upset trying to figure out what’s going on was best to stay closed,” she said.
Everyone was very supportive. There are currently no tensions, but there may be tensions. It is currently only a precaution. ‘
A mining town 1,186 km north of Perth, Newman has only 7,200 inhabitants.
Anyone with information is requested to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or by reporting online at crimestopperswa.com.au.
The woman’s body was found outside Newman Hospital, which is 1,178 kilometers from Perth at 4:00 AM at 11:00 AM on Wednesday.
The young mother’s body was discovered in a trash can outside Newman Hospital (photo)