Perth woman charged over mother's corpse

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A woman has appeared in court charged with interfering with the corpse of her 76-year-old mother, whose body was found in a back yard.

Helen Levina, from South Guildford, was charged with interfering with the corpse of Ella Victoria Hromaya to hinder an inquiry.

Ms Hromaya's 21-year-old granddaughter, who lived at the house with her mother and grandmother, discovered the body after she noticed a smell and found a skull on Wednesday.

Levina, 55, appeared in Midland Magistrates Court on Friday and is scheduled to appear in court again on April 22.