Man charged with murder after 12hr manhunt

Police have made a major break as they investigate an attack that left a woman in her 60s dead and her daughter maimed. 
Police have made a major break as they investigate an attack that left a woman in her 60s dead and her daughter maimed.

A man has been charged with the murder of a grandmother and attempted murder of her daughter in Perth’s southeast, sparking a manhunt lasting more than 12 hours.

Police and paramedics were called to Ulandi Crt in Beckenham in Perth’s southeast just before midnight on Saturday.

They found a 63-year-old woman dead and her 30-year-old daughter seriously injured at the property.

A man has been charged with the murder of a woman in her 60s. Picture: Supplied / Channel 9
The man was arrested following a manhunt that lasted more than 12 hours at the weekend. Picture: Supplied / Channel 9

Western Australian Police launched a manhunt for a 25-year-old man, seeking information about his whereabouts after he was allegedly seen leaving the area.

He was arrested on Sunday, more than 12 hours after the alleged incident.

Detective Senior Sergeant Keith Neubronner said police will allege an “edged weapon” was used during the altercation on Sunday.

Detective Senior Sergeant Keith Neubronner said police believe two women were assaulted with an "edged weapon" in Beckenham on Saturday night. Picture: 9NEWS
Detective Senior Sergeant Keith Neubronner said police believe two women were assaulted with an "edged weapon" in Beckenham on Saturday night. Picture: 9 News
Police were called to Ulandi Court after the altercation took place.
Police were called to Ulandi Court after the altercation took place.

“As a result of that we have the death of one person and the injury of another … we know an altercation has occurred, but the actual intricacies of it all, we have no idea at this point in time,” Senior Sergeant Neubronner said.

A man has been charged with the murder of a woman in her 60s. Picture: Supplied / Channel 9
A man has been charged with the murder of a woman in her 60s. Picture: Supplied / Channel 9

A 25-year-old man of no fixed address has been charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder over the incident.

The man was located in the East Cannington area on Sunday afternoon before being charged overnight.

He will face Armadale Magistrates Court on Monday.