Darlene Avis Green Geertsema's death was 'homicide'

Nick Clark
By Nick Clark
Updated June 13 2022 - 2:21am, first published June 10 2022 - 10:00pm
JUDGEMENT: A coroner has found that Darlene Geertsema died of injuries inflicted by John Shepherd, pictured entering the Launceston Magistrates Court last year.

Missing mother-of-six Darlene Avis Geertsema was a victim of homicide and died from injuries inflicted by her partner John Shepherd on October 23, 1978, Coroner Simon Cooper has found.

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Nick Clark

Nick Clark

Journalist

I am the Supreme and Magistrates Court reporter for the Examiner for the past 18 months. My journalism career has clicked over 30 years and encompasses four different spells at Tasmanian newspapers.