Australian State Police Victoria reported in a statement that the woman -Erin Patterson- She was detained on Thursday morning for interrogation, without any charges having been filed against her so far, according to a statement published today.
Police authorities also searched the woman’s home today with dogs specialized in detecting electronic devices as part of the investigations into this case that has received a strong international media coverage.
The tragic events occurred after Erin Patterson served a dish made with meat and mushrooms on July 29 to his former in-laws Gail and Don Patterson, as well as Heather y el pastor Ian Wilkinson, Gail’s sister and brother-in-law, respectively.
The four diners felt seriously ill and the next day were admitted to a hospital, where three of them died between August 4 and 5.
At the time of death, Gail and Don Patterson were 70 years old, while Heather Wilkinson was 66.