Man, 50, charged with murder after Perth healthcare worker found dead


A man has been charged after a healthcare worker was found dead at home. Jessica Bairnsfather-Scott, 32, was found dead in Nollamara, Perth, by distressed family members on Sunday  Her body was discovered when the panicked family rushed to the home and broke in after she sent them photos of a wrecked car  A 50-year-old man has been charged with murder and will appear in Perth Magistrates Court today  On Monday night Ms Bairnsfather-Scott’s heartbroken sister Alison Gibson remembered her as the ‘most amazing person’  ‘We are completely heartbroken,’ Alison wrote on Facebook.’She was a beautiful soul filled with kindness, love, a smile that would light up a room, she would do anything for her family ‘The world has lost the most amazing person. This should not have happened I love you forever Jess you will never be forgotten. I will fight for justice.’ Alison’s tribute has been flooded with words of support and tributes for the ‘beautiful young lady’ ‘My heart is breaking for you all. Jess had an amazing soul she will be deeply missed by all the knew her RIP Jessica,’ one person said. ‘She certainly was a beautiful, kind and generous person She will be deeply missed,’ said another. The family revealed they received text messages from Ms Bairnsfather-Scott picturing a mangled car The pictures are understood to have been taken about midday on Saturday, when Ms Bairnsfather-Scott’s husband Harold Carter collided with a tree  In an unrelated incident, his white sedan slammed into a pole about 12 hours before Ms Bairnsfather-Scott’s body was found      Ms Bairnsfather-Scott earned a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Western Australia despite not doing any of the right subjects at school ‘Growing up, I never imagined that I would go to university. I was never a high achiever in school, but I had a drive to learn and to use that knowledge to help my people is some way,’ she said in a graduate profile ‘I had no idea of what I wanted to do in life, what I wanted to study or what was even available ‘Growing up I had the misconception that you had to be very smart to go to university so my confidence in myself and my abilities to attend or complete university were very low ‘The young woman completed an Aboriginal orientation course from UWA’s School of Indigenous Studies to prepare her for her degree

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