Former Northam boxer charged with murder

Charged: Northam light heavyweight champion Vencent Stephen Caruana has been charged with the murder of a woman in Welshpool last week. Photo: Supplied.

Charged: Northam light heavyweight champion Vencent Stephen Caruana has been charged with the murder of a woman in Welshpool last week. Photo: Supplied.

A former Northam boxer has been charged with the murder of a woman who was found dead at a business in Welshpool last week.

Homicide detectives charged Vencent Stephen Caruana following the discovery of the body of a 26-year-old woman at an address in Treasure Road on Tuesday, August 13.

Mr Caruana, 35, now residing in Wattle Grove, appeared in Perth Magistrates Court last Friday where he was remanded in custody to appear in Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on August 28.

He did not enter a plea and did not request bail.

Originally, an additional male in his 40s was assisting police with their inquiries but was released without charge.

Making his boxing debut in August 2013, Mr Caruana made a name for himself by achieving a technical knock out in one minute, 32 seconds during the first round in a high-profile bout.

He went on to rack up a string of titles including state light heavyweight champion and IBO Oceania Super Middleweight.

Known locally as Vinnie, the former boxer went on to help coach Northam youngsters 'youth discipline, respect and a good work ethic' at the local PCYC.

Police are still asking for information regarding the death.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.