By Claire Ottaviano
FORMER Eastern Hills Senior High School student Dusty Rose, 22, has been remembered as a hero after her brutal death rocked the Hills and wider community last week.
The Hovea woman was allegedly trying to break up a domestic dispute at a holiday and caravan park in Caversham, where she was temporarily lodging, when she was stabbed.
Police arrived just after 8pm on Monday, August 16 to find Ms Rose with serious injuries and a 51-year-old man with minor injuries.
Ms Rose was taken to Royal Perth Hospital with life threatening injuries but died later on August 18 surrounded by family when her life support was switched off.
A close family friend said the “gentle” and “kind-natured” woman would have only been trying to help.
“Her death has shocked us all,” she said.
“She was so young and still had so much left to give.”
Armadale 31-year-old woman Antoinette Aleisha Winmar has been charged with the alleged murder and one count of wounding.
Ms Winmar was denied bail and remained at Melaleuca Women’s Prison until her appearance at the Stirling Gardens Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
Domestic Violence not-for-profit Standup Speakout said not enough was being done to highlight the prevalence of domestic violence in Australia.
“As Domestic Violence Advocates we encourage others to look out and help others in need,” Standup Speakout posted on Facebook.
“Dusty has done just that but it has ended in tragedy.
“Once again we can highlight violence does not have an agenda.
“Dusty you are a hero.”