Woman extradited from NZ over alleged murder of Australian man

A woman has touched down in Australia after being extradited from New Zealand over the alleged murder of a man in NSW four years ago.

Robert Dickie was last seen leaving his Elong Elong home on 14 June 2016 and was reported missing to police two days later by family.

Following investigations, detectives determined that the 71-year-old had been murdered, despite his body never being found.


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They applied for and were granted an arrest warrant for a woman in September 2017, however it was later revealed that the now 47-year-old woman was living in New Zealand with detectives requesting assistance from police over there.

The woman was finally arrested at a unit in Auckland on 7 April this year and appeared in Auckland District Court, where her extradition to NSW was approved pending travel restrictions under COVID-19.

After being granted clearance for the extradition, NSW detectives flew to Auckland earlier this week and escorted the woman back on a flight to Sydney International Airport this morning.

Due to the current Public Health Orders for returning international travellers, the woman was detained at the airport while the arrest warrant was executed, and she was charged with murder.

The woman was refused bail and appeared via video link in Central Local Court today where she was remanded in custody to appear at Dubbo Local Court on Wednesday 19 August.

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