An elderly man will appear in Lismore court today after the death of an 86-year-old woman at Goonellabah.

About 11am yesterday (Thursday 2 October), police attached to Richmond Local Area Command – responding to a Triple Zero (000) call – attended an address in Hillcrest Avenue and located the woman’s body.

It is understood the Triple Zero call was made from the premises.

The woman had suffered obvious injuries.

A post-mortem examination will be conducted today to officially determine how the woman died.

An 87-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Lismore Police Station.

He was subsequently charged with murder and refused bail to appear in Lismore Local Court today.