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Man buried wife without reporting her death, police allege

Police have charged a 69-year-old man who allegedly failed to report his wife had died before burying her on their rural property. A Tasmanian man is accused of burying his partner on their rural property after failing to report her death to authorities.Police said the 69-year-old man’s partner died in August, three months before officers…

Police have charged a 69-year-old man who allegedly failed to report his wife had died before burying her on their rural property.

A Tasmanian man is accused of burying his partner on their rural property after failing to report her death to authorities.

Police said the 69-year-old man’s partner died in August, three months before officers visited the property in Cranbrook on the state’s central east coast last week where they uncovered a grave containing the woman’s body.

The man was charged with failing to report a death and mishandling human remains.

He will appear at the Hobart Magistrates Court in March next year.

Investigations are ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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