Pregnant woman found dead at home identified as 'amazing' nurse

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A heavily pregnant woman who was found dead at a Perth home on Monday has been identified as an "amazing" mother-of-three.

A homicide investigation has commenced after the woman's body was found by her brother at a Dayton home in the city's northeast at about 6pm on Monday.

She has been identified by several media outlets as Janet Dweh.

The 36-year-old was eight months pregnant with her unborn child, Nine News reported.

The unborn child also died.

Janet Dweh was found dead at her home on Monday evening. Source: Nine
Janet Dweh was found dead at her home on Monday evening. Source: Nine

Western Australia Police say they are treating the incident as suspicious and has called on witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Ms Dweh's death has rocked the community, with one friend saying she was a strong and well-recognised member of the area.

"She's like the boss. Everybody goes to her for counselling, for advice, mainly the youth," friend Christopher Sunday told Nine News before breaking down in tears.

"She was just an amazing person and very friendly."

Ms Dweh's home remains a crime scene. Source: Nine
Ms Dweh's home remains a crime scene. Source: Nine

Police are yet to make any arrests but believe Ms Dweh's killer may have been known to her, The West Australian reported.

Ms Dweh was originally from Liberia and settled in Perth more than 20 years ago.

She worked as a nurse at the Villa Terenzio aged care home in Marangaroo who say they are "heartbroken" by her death.

Her three children, the oldest reportedly 15, were not in the property at the time of the mother's death and are now in the custody of their grandmother, The West reported.

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