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Family Violence Investigations

The Victorian Systemic Review of Family Violence Deaths (VSRFVD) was established in 2009. It was introduced to assist Victorian Coroners investigating family violence related deaths involving children and adults. The aims of the VSRFVD are to:

  • examine the context in which family violence deaths occur;
  • identify risk and contributory factors associated with family violence;
  • identify trends or patterns in family violence related deaths;
  • consider systemic responses to family violence; and
  • provide an evidence base to assist coroners in developing prevention focused recommendations aimed at reducing family violence incidents in the community.

The VSRFVD is led by the State Coroner of Victoria and assisted by a specialist reference group.  

Year DATE OF FINDING CASE NAME CASE NUMBER FINDING PUBLISH STATUS RESPONSE PUBLISH STATUS CASE KEYWORDS
2011 02/11/2011 Inquest into the Death of James Thomas Smith 035908 Published in full Published in full family, violence, Sydenham, homicide
2011 16/08/2011 Inquest into the Death of Luciano T 189307 Redacted N/A homicide, suicide Avondale, Heighits, shooting
2011 19/10/2011 Inquest into the Death of Robert 343209 Redacted N/A suicide, homicide, child, Hayley, St Arnaud
2012 14/02/2012 Inquest into the Death of David Travaglia 399909 Published in full N/A homicide, suicide, death, in, care, DHS, Department, of, Human, Services, carbon monoxide, poisoning
2011 18/10/2011 Inquest into the Death of Peter John Griffin 542709 Published in full N/A suicide, family, violence, homicide, Mill, Park
2014 06/03/2014 Inquest into the Death of Samantha Jane Fowler 009811 Published in full Published in full Effects of fire, stab wounds, Heidelberg Heights
2014 06/03/2014 Inquest into the Death of Melanie Jane Maher 009911 Published in full Published in full Effects of fire, Heildelberg Height
2014 06/03/2014 Inquest into the Death of Matthew Patrick James Maher 010011 Published in full Published in full Effects of fire, stab wounds, Heidelberg Heights
2015 16/11/2015 Inquest into the Death of Leanne Margaret Patterson 012213 Published in full Published in full gunshot, Indented Head
2015 27/11/2015 Finding Without Inquest into the Death of Zahra Rahimzadegan 013112 Published in full Published in full homicide, family violence, unascertained, Ashwood
2012 30/04/2012 Inquest into the Death of Dominique Cupsa 027709 Published in full N/A death, in, care, DHS, Department, of, human, Services, child
2015 30/10/2015 Inquest into the Death of Darcey Iris 044709 Published in full Published in full fall from height, death in care hospital, Parkville
2012 10/12/2012 Inquest into the Death of Lynette May Phillips 086007 Published in full Published in full Homicide
2015 13/04/2015 Finding Without Inquest into the Death of Athiel Deng 128613 Published in full N/A head injury, homicide, Sunshine West
2012 08/05/2012 Inquest into the Deaths of the Osborne's 134510 Redacted Redacted Family, violence, homicide, suicide, Roxburgh, Park
2014 04/02/2014 Finding Without Inquest into the Death of Kathy Louise Tranter 140609 Published in full Published in full Head injuries, homicide, Ascot Vale
2015 08/05/2015 Inquest into the Death of Preetika Sharma 154312 Published in full N/A unascertained, Glen Waverley
2015 08/05/2015 Inquest into the Death of Divesh Sharma 154412 Published in full N/A unascertained, Glen Waverley
2015 08/05/2015 Inquest into the Death of Divya Sharma 154512 Published in full N/A unascertained, Glen Waverley
2015 19/11/2015 Finding Without Inquest into the Death of Sherry Ann Robinson 202310 Published in full Published in full homicide, family violence, multiple stab injuries, Frankston
2015 30/11/2015 Inquest into the Death of Anitha Mathew, Philip George, Mathew George 203812,203912,204012 Redacted N/A effect of fire, Clayton South
2015 12/01/2015 Finding Without Inquest into the Death of Nicole Joy Millar 206410 Published in full Published in full death in care hospital, cutaneous burns, homicide, Melbourne
2015 30/11/2015 Inquest into the Death of Nidhi Parashar 220112 Published in full N/A family violence, hanging, Blackburn North
2015 30/11/2015 Inquest into the Death of Asim Kumar 220212 Published in full N/A multiple stab wounds to the chest, blunt force trauma to the head, family violence, Blackburn North
2014 02/10/2014 Inquest into the Death of Margaret Anne Burton 315809 Published in full Published in full homicide, family, violence, Hopper Crossing
2014 04/07/2014 Finding Without Inquest into the Death of Juana Legge 332010 Published in full N/A family, violence, homicide, Dandenong
2014 26/11/2014 Inquest into the Death of Ming Shan Yuan 334110 Published in full N/A death in care hospital, fall, rib fractures, Box Hill, Box Hill South
2015 30/10/2015 Inquest into the Death of Sargun Ragi 418412 Published in full Pending effects of burns, Kew East, family violence
2014 04/07/2014 Finding Without Inquest into the Death of MF 423809 Redacted N/A family, violence, Narre Warren, homicide
2015 30/11/2015 Inquest into the Death of Yasmina Micheline Acar 441610 Published in full N/A homicide, family violence, acute blood loss, result of stabbing injuries, Greenvale Reserve area
2012 20/04/2012 Inquest into the Death of Alana Ricardo 454609 Published in full N/A Haemorrhage, stab wound to chest, homcide, family violence, Morwell
2015 13/02/2015 Finding Without Inquest into the Death of Marzieh Rahimi 471907 Published in full Published in full family violence, compression of the neck, Hampton Park. homicide
2012 08/03/2012 Finding Without Inquest into the Death of Selina Cecilia Te Nohu Tilley 485007 Published in full N/A manslaughter, family, violence, Morwell
2012 27/07/2012 Inquest into the Death of Michael Scott Wyly 523508 Published in full Published in full homicide, murder, suicide, death, in, custody Melbourne, Assessment, Prison,
2011 18/10/2011 Inquest into the Death of Lynette Ann Kent 524609 Published in full N/A homicide, suicide, family, violence, Mill, Park
2013 27/11/2013 Finding Without Inquest into the Death of Barbara Lubik 039409 Published in full N/A family, violence, homicide, murder, manslaughter, stabbing, Noble Park,
2012 14/11/2012 Finding Without Inquest into the Death of Rebecca Lazarus 252907 Published in full Published in full family, violence, homicide, Boronia,
2015 28/09/2015 Inquest into the death of Luke Geoffrey Batty 085514 Published in full Published in full Family violence, Frankston, Stab wounds
2012 03/07/2012 Inquest into the Death of Perera and Perera 87306, 87406 Redacted Published in full Homicide
2012 12/10/2012 Inquest into the Death of Benjamin Jason Pappas 095707 Published in full Published in full Suicide, Drowning river
2012 09/10/2012 Inquest into the Death of Li Zhen Gao 364910 Published in full N/A suicide, hanging, Balwyn, family, violence
2012 07/09/2012 Inquest into the Death of RGF 143808 Redacted Redacted murder, homicide, Shepparton, Mooroopna
2012 09/10/2012 Inquest into the Death of Sue Hui Wang 365010 Published in full N/A compression, of, the neck, child, family, violence, Li Zhen Gao