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She disappeared after coffee: Police ‘strongly believe’ Cowes mum’s death was suspicious

Macquarie National News

Homicide squad detectives say they strongly believe the death of Cowes mum Samantha Fraser is suspicious.

Ms Fraser dropped her three children at school on Monday morning and went for a coffee with friends.

But when she failed to show up for a midday appointment and school pick-up, police were called.

The 38-year-old was found dead in the garage of her Seagrove Way home.

The results of a post-mortem examination have have returned and homicide squad detectives say they strongly suggest her death is suspicious.

Detective Steve Sheahan told Neil police initially were called to conduct a welfare check on the Monday, when she failed to pick up her three children, two young girls and a boy, from school.

“We’re also investigating as to whether there’s been interference with the crime scene,” Det. Sheahan said.

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A Paynesville man, 42, has been interviewed with but released without charge.

He was known to Ms Fraser.

Police are today calling on anyone with information, particularly dashcam vision in the area to come forward.

Macquarie National News