Man arrested over Lyneham murder

A 27-year-old Watson man has been arrested for the murder of Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber today. 

Murdered: Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber

Murdered: Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber

Detective Superintendent of Criminal Investigations Paul Shakeshaft said the arrest is the result of an “intensive police investigation.”

“We’ve had a dedicated team working this investigation, with support from multiple areas of ACT Policing, the wider AFP and members of the public. For the detectives working this case, it has been intensive and exhaustive at times, I thank you for your commitment and dedication,” Superintendent Shakeshaft said.

“For the friends and family of Mr Sofer-Schreiber, we are sorry for your loss, which we know you deal with every day however hope this arrest gives you some peace of mind.”

The 27-year-old Watson man will face the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.

Mr Sofer-Schreiber was found dead by friends on Saturday, December 28, after gaining entry to his home in Hall Street, Lyneham.


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