Man arrested concerning death of Tamara Turner

It has been reported that police this morning have arrested a man in connection with the death of a woman, Tamara Turner, in Mildura yesterday.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Tamara Turner in Mildura on Monday morning.

Police have been told a man dropped the injured woman off at Mildura Base Hospital in Ontario Avenue shortly after 7am on Monday.

The woman, Tamara Turner, believed aged 49, subsequently died.

According to Detective Sergeant Sol Solomon from the homicide squad, Tamara Turner appeared to have injuries consistent with a violent death, although an autopsy is yet to officially confirm her cause of death.

Steven Samaras - Tamara TurnerHe said she had injuries which are “consistent with an assault and violence” He also said it appeared that she was already dead when she was brought to the hospital.

Investigators believe the man arrested, 47-year-old Preston man Steven Samaras, also known as Steven Kallouf, may be able to assist with their investigation. He is the partner of Tamara Turner.

Prior to his arrest, police had released pictures of him and the vehicle he was driving, a white early 2000s Jeep Cherokee, registration SM 2620 with a box trailer attached. Subsequently the vehicle was recognised by a member of the public and following information passed on to police, Steven Samaras was arrested by detectives from Darebin Crime Investigation Unit.

Prior to his arrest, Steven Samaras posted tributes to Tamara Turner on social media. Part of his posts said he couldn’t stop crying over the death of his “gorgeous wife”.  Apparently they were married in February.

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