Coroners Act In the matter of the Coroner's Findings and Recommendations regarding the death of Ms Wendy Murphy and Ms Natalie McCormack dated 14 March 2017
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THE STORY OF KWEMENTY AYE MCCORMACK 52. Natalie McCormack (hereafter referred to as Kwementyaye McCormack) was born 9 October 1983 in Alice Springs to Margaret Pearce and Peter McCormack. She had one older brother. 53. In or about 2003 she entered into a relationship with Nathan Swan. They had two children, born in 2004 and 2006. 54. After she left school she obtained employment at the Tangentyere Safe House as a youth carer. 55. She loved helping others and she lived for and loved her children. She had no history of self-harm. She was 31 years of age when she died. History of Domestic Violence 56. According to Police records there was an extensive domestic violence history between Nathan Swan and Kwementyaye McCormack. Police recorded 32 episodes of domestic incidents from 2003 until the date of her death in 2015. 57. The first record relates to a complaint about yelling and arguing. Police attended and found that the argument was between Nathan Swan and Kwementyaye McCormack. The Police then stated, "the two parties have recently started seeing each other ... both parties have DV history but not with each other". 58. There were a few more incidents over the following years mainly verbal arguments to which Police were called. 59. On 4 April 2008 at 11.30pm Kwementyaye called "000". She said Mr Swan was hitting her "right now". When Police arrived she said they had taken too long and the "damage had been done". She did not want to 10
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