Rachel Logan, chopped to death in Siparia by a male relative.

A man who chopped a woman to death earlier today is in police custody.

According to reports Rachel Logan of Quarry Trace Siparia was chopped to death by a close male relative after they got into an argument.

It is said that the man then pulled out a machete and dealt her several chops about the body.

She succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

Police said the man fled and hid in some nearby bushes but was held by officers who were searching for him.