Rockingham stabbing victim named as social worker Jacqueline Lynn Francis
A SOCIAL worker who was fatally stabbed in Rockingham on Saturday has been identified as mother-of-three Jacqueline Lynn Francis.
Ms Francis, 50, was rushed to hospital just after 6pm when she suffered stab wounds to the neck at a unit on Kent Street.
She was an employee of mental health support group Neami National and was called to the unit to help a man.
Neami National chief executive Arthur Papakotsias offered his condolences to her family.
“It is with deep sadness that we can confirm that a member of our Rockingham rehabilitation and support team died tragically over the weekend,” he said.
“We are offering counselling and support to our Rockingham team and will assist police and other authorities as they further their investigations.”
Ms Francis managed to drive 500m to a Dome cafe on Kent Street, near the Rockingham foreshore, where horrified staff called an ambulance.
She was taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital and was pronounced dead on Saturday night.
A 37-year-old Rockingham man has been charged with her murder and was due to appear in the Rockingham Magistrate’s Court today.