Possible Interference At Murder Crime Scene Of Mother-Of-Three

The last time she was seen was at coffee with friends.

Homicide detectives are probing the death of a Victorian mother of three, after her body was found in her garage in Phillip Island.

Samantha Fraser’s body was located during a welfare check on Monday afternoon, after the 38-year-old Cowes woman failed to pick up her three children from their local primary school.

The psychologist was last seen having coffee with friends at a local cafe, after dropping off her children at school.

Fraser told her friends she had a midday appointment, but she failed to show up for it.

Police are investigating whether someone interfered with the Seagrove Way crime scene.

Investigators initially spoke to a 42-year-old man known to Fraser, but he was released without charge.

Tributes have flowed on social media, remembering the “beautiful mum”.

Fraser’s friend Nadine Leed wrote, “Her sincerity genuine love and care, and her patience and honesty has left an imprint on my heart.”

Fraser had worked part-time at Cowes Medical Centre for two years. Manager Alice Bradley said the murder had shocked the tight knit community.

"A beautiful woman who was kind and caring, generous with her time and a devoted mother, who lived for her family” Bradley said.

A fundraising page has been set up to raise money for Fraser’s three children, who are currently being cared for by their grandparents.

Detectives are keen to speak to anyone who may have been seen entering the Seagrove Way home, on the day of Fraser’s death, or anyone who noticed any recent suspicious activity around her property.

They are also asking anyone with dashcam footage or CCTV in the vicinity of Seagrove Way and San Remo on Monday to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.