Police identified the victim as Melba Paglumotan, 60 years old.
Initial investigations revealed that the victim’s body was covered with leaves and soil, and was in “advanced state of decomposition.”
The victim’s body was also found to have stab wounds, and her neck was broken.
It was discovered that senior citizen victim had been missing for three days before her body was found.
According to some information, before the victim disappeared, Paglumotan was supposed to confront his husband over his alleged mistress.
Police are investigating the killing of the victim.
Update: Philippine embassy closely monitoring Pinoys amid Australia bushfire
Update: The Philippine Embassy in Canberra is closely monitoring the status of Filipinos amid ongoing Australia bushfire, which already killed nearly half a billion animals.
Department of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Elmer Cato told GMA News Online on Sunday that they have not received any report of any Filipinos affected by the bush fires since January 1.
“Wala pa naman update after na may mga Pinoy na nagpapatulong or nag-report na affected sila,” Cato said in a text message.
(There have not been any updates of Filipinos that have come forward or reported that they had been affected.)
The Philippine Embassy in Canberra said in January 1 advisory that they are carefully checking bushfire emergencies in New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia areas.