The partner of a 34-year-old Perth man found dead in the garage of his Alkimos home has been charged with his manslaughter.
Police will allege Jordan Chas Caine was killed sometime between Friday and early Saturday with his body discovered at the Minoan Way home just after 6am on Sunday.
Brittany McCulloch, who sources say was Mr Caine’s partner, was arrested at the time and has now been charged with unlawfully killing Mr Caine under such circumstances as not to constitute murder.
The 28-year-old woman appeared calm when she faced the Joondalup Magistrates Court on Tuesday and confirmed she understood her charge after a short pause when it was read out by the magistrate.
During the hearing, Ms McCulloch’s lawyer said she would not be making a bail application and asked to adjourn the matter for legal advice.
On Sunday, Deputy Police Commissioner Allan Adams said there was a “solid contingent” of homicide squad and local detectives working to determine the man’s cause of death.
“To those neighbors in the vicinity who have concerns, be assured that the police are taking this extremely seriously (which is) evidenced by the number of officers there and are very hopeful of coming to a resolution in the short term,” he said at the time.
Police said they were not looking for anyone else in relation to death and there was no threat to the community.
“There is a person helping police with their investigations but again, there’s still a fair bit of work to be done to determine exactly what’s occurred at that scene,” Mr Adams said.
Ms McCulloch will next appear at the Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on September 14.