Maria Dimasi : “85-year-old woman found dead in Adelaide home, husband expected to be charged with murder”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Woman Found Dead in Adelaide Home Identified as Maria Dimasi

An 85-year-old woman named Maria Dimasi has been identified as the victim found dead inside a home in Adelaide’s western suburbs. The incident occurred at a property in Findon on Saturday night, following reports of an incident at around 11:20 pm. Dimasi’s 91-year-old husband was arrested at the scene and is expected to be charged with her murder.

Dimasi was a well-known member of Adelaide’s Italian community and was highly regarded for her contributions to providing meals for the elderly and frail through Nonna’s Cucina meal services, which is run by her grandson. Her dedication and commitment earned her a volunteer award in 2023 within the Italian community.

Premier Peter Malinauskas expressed his condolences and paid tribute to Dimasi, describing her as a “generous, warm individual” and a “good person.” However, the incident has also prompted calls for the premier to initiate a royal commission into the rise in alleged domestic violence incidents, considering this as the sixth alleged domestic violence-related killing in South Australia within the last month.

The tragic news of Dimasi’s death has left friends and neighbors shocked and grieving. Many took to social media to express their disbelief and sorrow, describing her as a sweet, kind, and caring soul. The community mourns the loss of such a well-respected member.

This recent incident follows another alleged domestic violence-related murder in Modbury North last month. Jodie Jewell, a 55-year-old woman, was allegedly murdered by her husband, leaving behind a 16-year-old daughter. The incident sparked a statewide manhunt for her husband, Kevin Jewell, 55.

In light of these events, it is essential to raise awareness about the resources available for those impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence. If you or someone you know needs help, please reach out to 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit their website at 1800RESPECT.org.au.

As the investigation into Maria Dimasi’s death continues, the community hopes for justice to be served and for measures to be taken to address the issue of domestic violence more effectively.

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