Content warning: This story includes descriptions of domestic violence that may be distressing to some readers.
Update: Since this story first went live, it has been reported that another woman has been killed in Muswellbrook, NSW, yesterday. A woman known to her is reportedly in custody. She is the sixth woman to be killed in 10 days in Australia, and the 58th woman killed in 2023.
On Monday morning, a woman's body was found at the Crown Towers hotel in Perth.
A 42-year-old man who was known to the woman was also found with self-inflicted injuries. He was taken to hospital and is currently in police custody.
While the details of the woman's death are still under investigation, it is now known her name was Alice Rose McShera – a 34-year-old family law barrister. We don't know her passions, her hopes or her dreams. We don't know if she was a mother, or a sister, or a beloved daughter, granddaughter or niece. But one thing is already known: she is the fifth of six women to be killed in Australia in 10 days.
"Alice spent her life trying to help women going through brutal family law and domestic violence experiences, only to have her future snuffed out," journalist and femicide researcher Sherele Moody shared on X (formerly Twitter).
Less than 24 hours earlier, on Sunday night in Bendigo, Analyn Osias, known as Logee, was found unresponsive in a home along with two uninjured children.