Distressing details emerge of how ‘deeply caring’ woman, 34, was found dead in a cabin in a remote forest – as her boyfriend is charged with murder
- Dee Annear, 34, found dead in a cabin in Bulga Forest on NSW mid north coast
- Her partner, Rohen Hanson, 38, was arrested at a Wingham address on Tuesday
- Was then charged with murder and is expected to appear in court on Wednesday
Shattered family and friends have paid tribute to the ‘deeply caring’ woman whose body was found inside a cabin in a remote forest last weekend.
The body of Dee Annear, 34, was discovered on Pole Dump Forest Road, in the Bulga Forest, on the far mid north coast of NSW, on Saturday morning by police who were called to the scene.
Officers said Ms Annear appeared to have suffered head injuries and could not be revived.
Rohen James Hanson, 38, Ms Annear’s partner, has since been charged with her murder.
‘My beautiful friend. Fly high gorgeous, forever in our hearts,’ one mourner wrote on Facebook.
Dee Annear, 34, was found dead by police in a cabin in Bulga Forest on NSW mid north coast last Saturday
Ms Annear’s longtime neighbour and friend Janelle Reynolds said her death was ‘devastating’
Another said they would miss Dee’s ‘cheeky giggle’ while a third, her cousin, posted ‘my heart is truly broken.’
A short time after discovering Ms Annear’s body, police located a silver Holden Rodeo utility just off Old Blue Knob Road, in Bulga Forest, about 3km west of the cabin.
A secondary crime scene was immediately established around the vehicle.
Police then spoke to Mr Hanson before he was taken to Taree Police Station.
He was charged on Sunday with breaching an apprehended violence order and driving a vehicle while disqualified before being granted conditional bail.
Rohen James Hanson, Ms Annear’s partner, was charged with her murder on Tuesday
After further inquiries, police arrested Hanson at an address in Wingham on Tuesday afternoon.
He was then taken to Taree Police Station where he was charged with murder.
Hanson was refused bail.
His matter was briefly dealt with in Forster Local Court on Wednesday, where Magistrate Allison Hawkins confirmed Hanson’s next court appearance will be on November 23.