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Mandurah man charged with Cooper Street murder

Homicide Squad Detectives have charged a Mandurah resident over the murder of a man at a Cooper Street home.

Forensics have spent the past couple of days probing two Mandurah property’s after the man was found dead on Friday.

The 23-year-old was found deceased in a rear shed of the vacant Cooper Street home, by a real estate agent who originally assumed the man was sleeping.

It’s believed the man was homeless and squatting at the residence.

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Officers cordoned off a section of the central Mandurah street, between Park Road and Dower Street, for more than 24 hours on Friday as Homicide Squad Detectives gathered evidence.

Detectives moved their focus to a residence directly behind the property where the man’s body was found.

Skeer Media understands that the victim was involved in an altercation with the man living at the home directly behind on Tuesday.

The altercation was allegedly over cigarettes and resolved by police.

A source told Skeer Media that police said the man was found with a stab wound to the chest.

Police cordoned off a Gray Road property on Saturday night as forensics probed the scene.

Neighbours said the man hadn’t been seen home since Tuesday.

On Sunday, detectives charged 56-year-old Gray Road resident David Best with murder.

Mr Best was remanded in custody and refused bail when he appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court on Monday.

He will reappear in Stirling Gardens on February 27.