Joy and pain? from murder charge
By GREG CHAPMAN SELWYN Appo and Maxine Zealey were yesterday torn between relief and sorrow by news a Victorian man had been charged with murdering their sister, Roslyn Dunlop. Ms Dunlop (nee Appo), 48, formerly of Bundaberg, was found dead in the bedroom of her home in Robinvale in country Victoria on July 4 last year. Ms Dunlop's Bundaberg family were told by detectives in Victoria yesterday that Frank Charles Egan, 41, had been arrested in Melbourne. "We're happy we've got closure, but it's also confirmation that she was murdered,'' Mrs Zealey said. The Robinvale man appeared in the Mildura Magistrates Court charged with one count of murder. He was refused bail and remanded in custody to reappear on June 26 for a committal mention. "As a sister, I'm relieved something's been done,'' Mrs Zealey said. Mr Appo said the family would have to deal with the court process. "Whilst it is at the next stage, we've still lost our sister, but we will go through this process because maybe it will stop people like that in the future,'' Mr Appo said. "The Appo family is very respected in the Bundaberg community and to know our little sister will be remembered that way will be painful.'' Katrina Mohamed, Ms Dunlop's niece in Melbourne, said family members were "shedding tears of joy and pain'', relieved that her death may have been solved and pain that someone the family knew may have murdered her. Ms Dunlop moved from Bundaberg to Victoria in April 2005 after spending most of her life in the city and raising two sons, now 21 and 19.