Inquest begins for bodyboarder swept out to sea


Aleisha Orr The uncle of a man who died after being caught in a rip at a beach near Margaret River recounted the tragic events of that day at a Coroner’s inquest on Tuesday morning.

WA parents denied daughter cancer treatment: inquest

West Australian schoolgirl Tamar Jemima Stitt was battling liver cancer when her parents denied her chemotherapy in favour of alternative therapies in El Salvador. She died two months later.

Dad criticises media reports on sick daughter: inquest


Trevor Stitt tells WA coroners court tells of frustration about journalist's portrayal of sick daughter's story.

WA mum flees to El Salvador with daughter to avoid chemo: inquest

The mother of a 10-year-old girl whose cancer was treated with natural remedies instead of chemotherapy has wept at a coronial inquest while testifying about her decision to flee Perth for El...

Inquest told WA mum believed natural remedies would be a cure

A mother who fled Perth with her 10-year-old daughter to prevent her having chemotherapy has told a coronial inquest it was not a mistake to treat her cancer with natural remedies.

Baby Shorn's mysterious death not SIDS: inquest


Rania Spooner A Perth baby who died days after he was found face down in his cot and later discovered to have alcohol in his blood has been ruled out as a case of sudden infant death syndrome.

Mum 'sorry' about washer death: inquest

A coroner is looking into the death of Sean Murphy who was found dead in a washing machine.

The mother of a three-year-old boy who died after becoming stuck in a washing machine said she had 'killed' her baby as paramedics tried to save him, an inquest has heard.

'Stomping, yelling and muffled cries': neighbour fronts washing machine death inquest

Aleisha Orr The inquest into the death of a three-year-old boy, whose body was found in a washing machine, will continue in Perth on Tuesday.

Inquest to start into asylum boat sinking

A barge carrying rescued suspected asylum seekers nears Christmas Island

An inquest into the presumed deaths of more than 100 passengers on board an asylum seeker boat that sank north of Christmas Island last year will begin next week.

Williams Hotel still trading despite man's drink-driving death

Glynn Medlen.

Nicole Cox A country West Australian pub allegedly served a drunken man 16 alcoholic drinks, just hours before he got behind the wheel and was killed in a horrific, fiery car crash.

WA prospectors urged to use beacons

A 78-year-old bushman rescued after becoming lost in Western Australia's Goldfields region has urged fellow prospectors to carry a personal locator beacon which could save their life.

Death of Ravensthorpe man Arnold King still a mystery

Aleisha Orr A Coroner was unable to make a finding as to how an elderly man from the small WA town of Ravensthorpe died.

Children couldn't escape WA caravan fire

Court generic

Attempts to rescue two children who died in a caravan fire near the northern regional West Australian town of Tom Price were impossible, the Coroner's Court has heard.

Coroner casts eyes over WA police pursuits

WA Police

A police pursuit through Perth's northern suburbs that led to the death of a 15-year-old boy would not have been conducted differently in hindsight, a senior constable has told a coronial inquest.

Prospector's chance of striking it rich comes with risks

Neville Smith from Bunbury has been prospecting for 16 years.

Aleisha Orr The word “prospector” usually conjures up thoughts of black and white images of pioneers from the turn of the century with their pick axes and pans.

Overdose killed WA health workers: coroner


A coronial inquest has found a midwife and nurse at two of Perth's main hospitals died of accidental overdoses within six months of each other after obtaining drugs from their workplaces.

Fresh lead in Hayley Dodd case

Hayley Dodd

Aleisha Orr The clue to solving the disappearance of teenager Hayley Dodd 14 years ago could be held at a property only about a kilometre from where she went missing.

Hayley Dodd investigation leads to grid search at Badgingarra property

Liam Ducey A grid search will take place at the Badgingarra property believed to hold clues to solving the disappearance of teenager Hayley Dodd 14 years ago.

Dead mother 'looked like a skeleton'

Andrew Devine leaves the coronial inquest.

Rania Spooner A woman with multiple sclerosis, who died in her Bull Creek home while being cared for by her nurse husband, looked "just like a little skeleton" in her final days, the West Australian Coroner's...

Perth teen dies from methanol poisoning

Liam Davies is fighting for his life after suffering methanol poisoning in Lombok.

The Perth teenager who was poisoned after drinking a methanol-laced cocktail in Indonesia has died.