On the afternoon of Valentine’s Day 46-year-old Vanessa Godfrey was discovered on a luxury golf resort on the Sunshine Coast following a welfare check after they did not check out of their room. The mother of two from Gunnedah New South Wales was discovered by the staff of the Pelican Waters resort already deceased in the room.

Her partner, 50-year-old Jeffrey Godfrey has been charged with her murder following him being found unconscious in the room with her. The Queensland Ambulance Service was called to the resort after the discovery of the pair in the room. 

Mr Godfrey was able to speak and was conscious when Ambulance Officers arrived at the scene. 

The matter was before the Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning and Mr Godfrey was remanded in custody until his next court date in May.

Ms Godfrey is reported as being covered in blood with wounds in her arms when she was found. 

Police have said they suspect a weapon was used however a forensic examination and autopsy to confirm cause of death, would provide more definitive answers to the tragic crime that has occurred.

The couple have had very limited dealings with the police during their relationship which means that the investigation will be vital to providing the answers as to what happened to Vanessa and how this tragic occurrence has happened.   

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