The West Australian
Remote murder sting arrest
A specialist team of police officers using high-tech equipment were assembled in the Goldfields region this week which eventually led to the dramatic arrest of a man for the murder of his partner.
Damian Rictor, 37, pictured, appeared in the Perth Magistrate’s Court yesterday charged with murder.
It was understood he was in a de-facto relationship with the woman.
The charge of murder read to him yesterday alleges he murdered the 35-year-old woman between November 9 and 10 at Boulder.
Her name was not read for cultural reasons.
Her body was found at Boulder Camp in South Boulder on Sunday. It’s believed she was from the remote WA town of Tjuntjuntjara, about 700km east of Kalgoorlie. Wearing a West Coast Eagles polo shirt Mr Rictor, whose arm was in a sling, was not required to plead. He was remanded in custody. It’s understood a specialist team was assembled to wait for Mr Rictor on the outskirts of Tjuntjuntjara on Sunday and Monday. Police had been hunting for him for a week since the alleged murder took place.