VICTORIA Police homicide squad detectives are overseeing the investigation into the death of a Port Fairy woman on Wednesday.
The woman was found deceased in her Elizabeth Street home on Wednesday afternoon and Warrnambool crime investigation unit detectives immediately rushed to the scene.
She was allegedly bashed with a hammer and stomped on last Saturday, suffering two fractured right ribs, a broken shoulder and bruising to her face and the top of her feet.
Police have alleged a domestic argument turned physical between 8.30pm and 10pm on Saturday night and police were notified after the woman went to the town’s hospital.
She was later transferred to Warrnambool Base Hospital.
It is not known if the woman's death was related to the family violence incident and that is a key aspect of the current police investigation into her death.
An autopsy is being conducted on Thursday morning but it is not known at this stage when the results of that examination will be finalised.
The woman’s partner, a 31-year-old Port Fairy man, was remanded in custody after appearing in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday.
He did not apply for bail and will have to front court on July 4, charged with recklessly causing serious injury, other assaulted-related offences and breaching an intervention order.
Magistrate Peter Mellas heard that the man had failed to engage in a corrections order and had "completely dropped out".
An intervention order was also put in place protecting the woman.
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