8 Months Pregnant Liberian Woman, Janet Dweh Murder In Australia
According to a US based ABC News, Janet Dweh, a Liberian refugee who went over to the United States was eight months pregnant when she was found dead at her Dayton home.
Police believe Janet Dweh’s killer knew her, but have not singled out a suspect, the mother of three was found dead at home on Monday night
Officers were called to a home in the suburb Dayton about 6:00pm on Monday after Janet Dweh, 36, was found by a family member in her house.
Police said her death was being treated as a homicide.
Superintendent Rod Wilde said investigators did not think it was a random event.
“We don’t believe that there’s a random person that’s committed this offence,” he said.
“We believe that it’s probably someone that is known to Janet.”
Superintendent Wilde said it was believed Ms Dweh was killed on Sunday night or in the early hours of Monday.
“We believe the person or persons that murdered Janet probably gained entry to the house through use of a key, or otherwise by Janet letting them into the house,” he said.
“That leads us to believe that it’s probably someone that is known to Janet.”
Police keeping ‘open mind’ on killer
The investigation has so far focused on Ms Dweh’s movements in the day before she died, but police said at this stage there was no particular person police wanted to speak to.
Superintendent Wilde said nobody had been arrested and police were keeping an “open mind”.
An African woman with a red hat.
Ms Dweh was a nurse and was well known in the Liberian community, friends and relatives say.
“It’s a terrible crime, obviously, the death and murder of Janet … [and] the fact that she was eight months pregnant,” he said.
“It’s a horrific event.”
He said members of the community had provided information that police were acting on.
Grieving friends and family who have visited at the Dayton home said Ms Dweh was a nurse who was well known in the Liberian community.
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Forensics and homicide detectives have scoured the home where Ms Dweh’s body was found.
Her children are in the care of family members.
Given Ms Dweh was heavily pregnant, if charges were laid, police said it would become a complex legal question.
“I don’t believe in this case it would be treated as a double homicide with the law, but that would always be the conversation we’d have with the Director of Public Prosecutions considering the circumstances and timeframe,” WA Police Acting Commissioner Col Blanch told 6PR radio.
Forensic officers are expected to remain at Ms Dweh’s house until the weekend.
A close friend of Ms Dweh, Shiela, who arrived at the scene, said she was shocked by the death.
“She [was] such a hard worker, a good nurse, a very good nurse and such a good friend,” she said, fighting back tears.
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Janet Dweh’s friend Sheila described her as having a ‘heart of gold’
Sheila, who studied nursing with Ms Dweh at university, said her thoughts are with the victim’s family.
“Taken too soon … my heart goes out to the family and especially the kids,” she said.
“She’s just got that heart, heart of gold. This is the last thing you think can happen to someone like this.
“I couldn’t believe it, she’s quite young. She’s got a lot to look forward to.
“Hopefully they find who did this, it’s horrible.”
Source: ABC News