Carlisle tragedy: Husband charged over wife’s death
THE investigation into the alleged murder of a 32-yearold mother-of-two continues days after her remains were found buried in the backyard of her Carlisle home.
Police allege that Fahima Yusuf, who was reported missing last Tuesday, was killed by her 36-yearold husband Ahmed Dawood Seedat.
Homicide Squad detectives and forensic officers continued to search for potential murder weapons at the Weston Street property where Ms Yusuf’s body was discovered on Wednesday.
Her husband was formally charged with her murder later that day.
On Thursday, a metal wheel brace was found in a bin during a search of the couple’s home and was photographed, examined and placed in an evidence bag by detectives.
The family car was also searched before two child seats were removed and given to Mr Seedat’s parents, who are understood to be looking after their grandchildren, aged two and five.
Mr Seedat appeared in Perth Magistrates Court on Thursday and was remanded in custody until September 26.
He held his head in his hands for most of the brief appearance, speaking only to acknowledge that he understood the charge of murder read to him by Magistrate Brian Gluestein.
A man who said he was a relative of both the victim and the accused was present for the hearing and said he was too shaken to speak.
Friends and neighbours of Ms Yusuf have paid tribute to her, telling the Southern Gazette she was a “beautiful woman” who loved her children and was always friendly.
A female neighbour, who wished to remain anonymous, said she was shocked by the news and couldn’t believe it.
“We would often talk on the street and she was always friendly and chatty,” the neighbour said. “I recently saw her but she wasn’t her chatty self, but I know she was recently ill with a pretty bad eye infection, so she could have been less chatty because of that.
“I heard of her disappearance from another neighbour and I was shocked to hear what had happened because this is a very quiet street.
“It’s very sad and I hope the children are okay.”