Man charged with murder

File picSATURDAY MORNING: A man has been charged with murderafter heallegedly killed his mother on Friday.
Nanjing Night Net

Police arrested the 28-year-old man on Union Street in Forbes at 6.15am Friday after they responded to a “concern for welfare” call.

He was taken to Forbes Police Station.

Shortly afterwards, police found the body of a 59-year-old woman at a home on Underwood Street.

Forensic officers, as part of Strike Force Haddington, have examined a number of locations in Forbes.

The man was charged with murder on Friday evening, appearing in Parkes court on Saturday.

Alex John Briggs was refused bail in Parkes court on Saturday morning, to appear again in Parkes court via audio visual link on September 5.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw or heard anything that could help detectives with investigations into this tragedy to contact them.

Detective Steve Howard from the Lachlan Local Area Command said detectives are appealing to the public to come forward with any information about events inUnderwood Street early Friday morning.

“Yesterday’s event is a tragic one and Strike Force Haddington has been set up to fully investigate the circumstances of what occurred,” Detective Howard said.

Please contact Forbes Police on 6853 9999 or speak withCrime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.

Tributes to the victim have flowed onto the Forbes Advocate’s Facebook page in the past 24 hours, with readers remembering her as “a lovely, hardworking lady” and “one in a million”.

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