Penrith, Sydney: Woman, 28, found dead in a unit as a man is arrested over her alleged murder

Apartment murder horror: Man is arrested after a young woman is found dead in a Sydney unit – with her burnt out car found in bushland kilometres away

  • A 28-year-old woman has been found dead in an apartment in Sydney’s west
  • She was found by a woman known to her inside a unit on Colless Street, Penrith
  • The woman’s car was found burned out in bushland 13km away from apartment
  • A 32-year-old man arrested at a home in Cranebrook in early hours of Tuesday

A 28-year-old woman has been found dead in suspicious circumstances inside a home in Sydney‘s west as a man is arrested over her alleged murder. 

Her death was reported to police after a woman known to her found the body inside a unit on Colless Street in Penrith.

The body has not been formally identified, however they believe it is that of a 28-year-old resident of the home.

Her car was found burned out in bushland 13km away near Castlereagh. 

Police arrested a 32-year-old man at a home in Cranebrook in Sydney’s west in the early hours of Tuesday morning. 

The man was taken to Penrith Police Station where inquiries are continuing. 

A woman's body has been discovered in a unit in Sydney's west (pictured)

A woman’s body has been discovered in a unit in Sydney’s west (pictured)

Police believe another person had been to the unit before the woman who discovered the body

Police believe another person had been to the unit before the woman who discovered the body

Specialist forensic police are examining the home and what remains of the vehicle.

‘An investigation is under way after the body of a woman was found in a home in Sydney’s west today,’ the NSW Police spokeswoman said.

‘About 4.15pm, a woman attended Penrith Police Station and notified officers that she had located the body of a woman – who was known to her – inside a unit on Colless St, Penrith.

‘Officers from Nepean Police Area Command attended the unit and found the body inside.

‘The woman is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be the 28-year-old resident. 

‘A crime scene was established, which is being examined by specialist forensic police. 

The woman's vehicle was found burnt out in bushland about 15 minutes' drive from the unit

The woman’s vehicle was found burnt out in bushland about 15 minutes’ drive from the unit

Police investigating the death of the woman are appealing with for anyone with information about this matter to contact them (pictured, officers at the scene on Monday)

Police investigating the death of the woman are appealing with for anyone with information about this matter to contact them (pictured, officers at the scene on Monday)

‘Initial inquiries suggest another person had been at the unit prior to the arrival of the woman who reported the matter. 

‘The deceased woman’s vehicle has also been located burnt-out in bushland at Castlereagh near Post Office Road.

‘It has been seized and will undergo forensic examination.

‘Despite an extensive search of the area surrounding the vehicle, the driver has not been located.’

Police are urging anyone who may have information that could assist detectives to come forward and contact Penrith Police station or Crime Stoppers. 

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