Uki man facing murder charge


A UKI man was expected to be charged last night with the 2004 slashing murder of a Byron Bay woman.

The man, who is in custody with bail refused, is expected to be brought before Tweed Heads Court today.

Byron Bay woman, Linda Tregerthan, 43, was found murdered in the sunroom of her Shirley Lane home by her 17-year-old daughter in September 2004.

Police said Ms Tregerthan had significant injuries to her upper body made by a knife or sharp implement.

Ms Tregerthan was known to rent rooms to people passing through the town, which made hard work for detectives who had to sift through the maze of former housemates and visitors who had stayed with her over the past decade.

Ms Tregerthan, who sold jewellery at local markets and was studying naturopathy, shared the property with her daughter, who lived in a caravan in the backyard and three other housemates.



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