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A man has been charged with murder after the death of a 62-year-old Riverton woman in Scarborough on Wednesday night.

Police were called about 7pm to a residence in Greenwell Street, where they located the woman's body.

A 63-year-old Scarborough man - known to the victim - was taken into custody at the scence and was subsequently charged with murder.

He is due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on Thursday.

Forensic officers are expected to remain at the Scarborough address for the rest of the day.

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