10 February, 2023
Community gathers to honour Wendy’s life
A RED Rose Rally was called in Atherton last Friday in memory of 61-year-old Wendy Sleeman who was alleged murdered by her son in Elanora, Gold Coast.
A rally is called each time there is a domestic or family violence related death in Queensland and is a silent gathering in memory of a life lost.
Mourners from across the Tablelands gathered at Anzac Park in Atherton to honour Ms Sleeman’s life and take a stand against domestic violence.
Police were called to Ms Sleeman’s home on 24 January to find her missing and located blood in the property and a doormat on fire, however no persons were located.
Her body was located two days later inside a blue Honda jazz.
Detectives have since charged her 30-year-old son with one count of murder (domestic violence), unlawful stalking, burglary, assault occasioning bodily harm, kidnapping, attempted arson, and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
If you are experiencing domestic violence, you are not alone. Contact DVConnect Womensline on 1800 811 811, DVConnect Mensline on 1800 600 636 and/or 1800 RESPECT: 1800 737 732