Melbourne police find body of famous Australian artist


By SJA Jafri

MELBOURNE: A well known Australian artist’s body was found in a bathtub by one of her sons yesterday.

Antonia Tatchell, 43, was discovered at a house on Albert St in Brunswick after police were called to the scene yesterday. A neighbour said he often heard “yelling and screaming” at the home.

“We are comfortable at this stage that whatever has happened doesn’t pose any threat to the wider community,” Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Colbert told reporters at the scene.

“We are speaking to neighbours, doorknocking the area, making a lot of inquiries to try to ascertain what in fact may have gone on if anything has gone on.”

Police are treating her death as suspicious and will await the results of a post mortem examination. Tatchell was a finalist for a prestigious art award in 2011.