Man’s body found on Stockton beach in Newcastle while his wife was located dead inside a nearby home

Horror as a man’s body is found on a beach north of Newcastle as police discover his dead wife inside a nearby home

  • A husband and wife are both dead after their bodies were found in Stockton
  • The 76-year-old man’s body was found at Stockton beach on Friday morning
  • His wife’s body was found in a home a short distance from the beach at 6am
  • NSW Police said they are reviewing the medical history of the couple 

The body of a man was found on Stockton beach while his dead wife was found inside a nearby home. 

A major police operation is underway just north of Newcastle in NSW after police were alerted to an incident inside a home.

A spokesman for NSW Police confirmed emergency services were called to the home of a couple on their 70s at 6am on Friday.

‘Police found the body of a 75-year-old woman in the home,’ the spokesman said. 

Emergency services removed the body of a 76-year-old man’s body from the beach a short time later.

The couple’s medical history will be reviewed during police investigations.  

Crime scenes have now been established at both locations, but police said initial inquiries suggest no third party was involved.

Newcastle City detectives are investigating the matter. 

More to come.