Man charged with murder as community mourns Hannah McGuire

April 9, 2024 9:13 am in by
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A 21-year-old Sebastopol man will face the Ballarat Magistrates Court today on murder charges, following the death of Clunes woman Hannah McGuire.

Just before 10am on Friday, emergency services were called to reports of a car fire in Scarsdale, with the remains of the 23-year-old found inside.

Police believe the parties involved were known to each other.

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Local residents have posted their condolences to Ms. McGuire’s family on social media, with many remembering her as having a ‘heart of gold’.

The National Hotel in Clunes, which is run by Hannah’s parents, thanked everyone for their love, support and kind words in a Facebook post, saying their hearts are broken.

An online fundraiser for the McGuire family has been set up by the Clunes Cricket Club, which so far has raised over $45,000.

To donate to the fundraiser, click here.