Bite victim identified

By Country News

The heavily pregnant woman killed after a suspected snake bite in Western Australia’s mid-west region has been identified as Sinita Martin.

Ms Martin, 27, was bitten outside her home in Meekatharra last Monday night and taken to hospital, where she died after going into cardiac arrest.

The mother-of-one was 31 weeks pregnant with her second child but her unborn baby could not be saved.

Ms Martin, who according to her social media profile studied at Hamilton Senior High School in Perth, moved to Meekatharra to be with family.

Grieving relatives have described her as a loving mother who was taken too soon.

Police are preparing a report for the coroner.

Toxicology reports could take months but it is believed a western brown snake is most likely responsible for the bite.