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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
2016 05/09/2016 Finding Without Inquest into the Death of Cathy Mary McPhee 005413 Published in full N/A stab wounds to chest, homicide, family violence, Mildura South
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
2016 12/12/2016 Finding Without Inquest into the Death of Drew Dax 018815 Published in full N/A family violence, homicide, stab injury to the neck, Caulfield North
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
2016 21/04/2016 Inquest into the Death of Kelly Ann Thompson 082414 Published in full Published in full stab wounds to the chest, homicide, Point Cook
2012 10/12/2012 Inquest into the Death of Lynette May Phillips 086007 Published in full Published in full Homicide
2008 04/06/2008 Inquest into the Death of Kath Bergamin 111107 Published in full N/A unknown
2013 13/12/2013 Finding Without Inquest into the Death of Peter Robert Williams 111612 Published in full N/A homicide, family violence, blood loss from single stab wound to the chest, Craigieburn
2015 13/04/2015 Finding Without Inquest into the Death of Athiel Deng 128613 Published in full N/A head injury, homicide, Sunshine West
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
2016 12/12/2016 Finding Without Inquest into the Death of Dan Lin 157912 Published in full N/A Blunt force trauma to the head, Darebin Creek
2017 17/02/2017 Finding Without Inquest into the Death of James Peter Berias 179014 Published in full N/A Homicide, family violence, stab wound, Yarraville
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
2016 28/10/2016 Finding Without Inquest into the Death of Zane Bradbury 238414 Published in full N/A Child homicide, head injury, family violence. Glenroy
2016 13/09/2016 Finding Without Inquest into the Death of Sally Brooks 251811 Published in full N/A head injuries, homicide, family violence, death in care hospital, Parkville, Donvale
2016 15/12/2016 Finding Without Inquest into the Death of Rodney Leo Clark 300614 Published in full N/A homicide, family violence, indigenous issue, stab wound to the chest, Ringwood
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
2017 09/03/2017 Inquest into the Death of Patricia Margaret Busby 405214 Published in full N/A Homicide, family violence, firearm
2015 30/10/2015 Inquest into the Death of Sargun Ragi 418412 Published in full Published in full effects of burns, Kew East, family violence
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
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
2016 08/09/2016 Finding Without Inquest into the Death of Suzil Oghia 502513 Published in full N/A homicide, family violence, stab wound to the abdomen, Noble Park
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
2016 16/12/2016 Finding Without Inquest into the Death of Stuart Rattle 564713 Published in full N/A family violence, homicide, compression of the neck, South Yarra
2016 09/12/2016 Finding Without Inquest into the Death of Catherine Elizabeth Browning 584313 Published in full N/A family violence, homicide, stab wounds to the chest and neck, Skye
2016 08/08/2016 Inquest into the Death of Deepshikha Godara 633214 Published in full N/A family violence, homicide, multiple stab injuries to the neck, Deer 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 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