ABC news story this afternoon:
Northern Territory Police believe a woman found dead at Mindil Beach last night may have been assaulted in the hours before her death.
Police received a report at 11pm that a woman was lying on the beach unconscious and bleeding from the mouth.
Police have charged a 41-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man with manslaughter.
Detective acting senior sergeant Isobel Cummins says there was fighting in the area yesterday afternoon.
“We’re trying to ascertain if she was possibly injured earlier in the evening and has been left at the scene for some time or perhaps wasn’t deceased at the time that the assault immediately occurred.
“The post mortem results are still to be conducted but at this time it seems she may have suffered some head injuries.”
The 5pm radio news story went on to reassure listeners that the crime scene tapes would be cleared away in time for this evening’s Mindil Markets. …