Tweed Police launch appeal after suspicious death of 44yo mother

Tweed detectives have launched a homicide investigation, following the suspicious death of a woman in Pottsville, on the NSW Far North Coast, last month.

44-year-old Elizabeth Britton was found with serious head injuries at a unit along Elfran Avenue around 6.00pm on Saturday, October 10, her 16-year-old son making the horrific discovery.

She was treated at the scene before being taken to the Tweed Heads District Hospital and then onto the Gold Coast University Hospital where she died two weeks later.


Detectives are now appealing for anyone who may have seen or heard any suspicious activity in the nearby area in the hours leading up the discovery to come forward.

Tweed/Byron PD Crime Manager, Detective Chief Inspector Brendon Cullen, said he believed there are people who know how Ms Britton came to be injured that day.

“Ms Britton was in an extremely distressed state when she was located by family members that day.

“There are people who know how Liz came to be critically injured and how she sustained her injuries,” Det Ch Insp Cullen said.

Liz’s father, Colin Britton, said he simply wants to know what happened.

“Anyone who spoke with her that Saturday – a friend, a passerby, a neighbour – anyone that can piece together her movements and who she was with, please come forward to police.”

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.