A 42-year-old man has been charged with murder after a woman was found dead in Kowanyama in north Queensland.

A man has been charged with murder after a woman’s body was found in a bedroom at a home in a remote part of far north Queensland.

Officers found the body of the woman, aged in her 40s, after they were called to a home on Jennifer Street in Kowanyama on the western Cape York Peninsula about 3.40am (AEST) on Saturday.

A 42-year-old man has been charged with her murder and is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on Monday.