Inside the life of a dog walker charged with brutally killing his model girlfriend and dumping her body in bushland – as she’s found wrapped in plastic after a four-day search
- Body of Shereen Kumar, 43, was found in bushland just four minutes from home
- Her partner Vincent Carlino has now been charged with murder and refused bail
- He told Daily Mail Australia earlier this week he was ‘extremely concerned’
- Ms Kumar’s devastated family have remembered her as an ‘incredible mother’
A dog walker accused of murdering his model girlfriend and dumping her body is the former director of a cleaning company who boasted about his ‘resourceful and persistent’ nature online.
Shereen Kumar, 43, was found dead in bushland four minutes away from her Dural home, in Sydney‘s northwest, on Saturday afternoon, bringing a four-day search to an gruesome end.
Hours later, police arrested her boyfriend Vincent Carlino, 37, and charged him with domestic violence murder.
The couple began dating in April 2021 before going into business together four months later when they started running a pet-walking franchise, Mad Dogs & Englishmen.
In a post on the website, which has since been taken down, Carlino said he and Ms Kumar enjoyed walks in nature and ‘drinking coffee and eating biscotti’.
Between December 2021 and March this year, Carlino put up several posts offering jobs for pet sitters across Sydney’s northern suburbs.
Vincent Carlino (pictured) told Daily Mail Australia earlier this week that he was ‘extremely worried’ about his missing partner, 43-year-old Shereen Kumar. He’s since been charged with her murder
Shereen Kumar, 43, (pictured) has been remembered as an ‘incredible mother’ by her heartbroken family
Prior to starting their business, Carlino was the director of Freshwater Cleaning Services, a position he commenced in March 2018, according to his social media profiles.
‘I am a dedicated professional with a proven track record of achieving results and meeting targets across an array of industries,’ his LinkedIn page reads.
‘Resourceful and persistent, I am motivated by the desire to deliver exceptional outcomes and bolster my employer’s reputation within the commercial and non-commercial communities.
‘Willing to take initiative and equipped with a flexible disposition, I thrive in a collaborative environment where colleagues act as teammates to reach goals and outperform competitors.’
Previous employers listed on Carlino’s profile include his position as a Sacramental Coordinator at the Catholic Parish of the Lower North Shore in 2015, and Harris Farm Markets, where he worked as a grocery manager.
Police will allege Carlino killed Ms Kumar sometime after 9pm on Wednesday, wrapped her in plastic and tape, then dumped her body 2.5km from their home, The Daily Telegraph reports.
Police will allege Carlino and Ms Kumar had an ‘on and off’ relationship dating back to April 2021
The pair began dating in April 2021 and had an ‘on and off’ relationship, according to police.
They broke up late last year before reconciling and moving to Dural together a few months ago.
Ms Kumar’s ex-husband Gurpreet Beehan, who is the father of her two kids, told Daily Mail Australia the family are ‘heartbroken’ and will ‘ensure’ she gets the justice she deserves.
He said Ms Kumar was a ‘strong woman’ who was devoted to their children, and her death had created a hole in their lives that would never be filled.
‘She was an incredible mother to our kids and she will be missed forever,’ Mr Beehan said.
‘No one can replace a mother and this [alleged] crime has left us all devastated.’
Mr Beehan said he had to have a difficult conversation with his children about what happened to their mother.
‘I don’t have the answers,’ he said.
Shocked friends have flocked online to pay tribute to the ‘beautiful and kind soul’ whose life was tragically cut short.
Police at the scene after Ms Kumar’s body was found dumped in bushland on Saturday
Flowers have been left on the gate near the Dural home the couple shared together
‘I am in complete shock. Sending my condolences to her family,’ one friend wrote, ‘RIP Shereen.’
‘Rest in peace angel such devastating news to wake up to,’ Jess Terry said.
‘My weekly dog walks definitely won’t be the same without you! The most beautiful and kind soul gone way too soon, you’ll be forever missed.’
‘Very sad today, this is devastating,’ another friend posted.
‘Rest In Peace Shereen Kumar.’
Carlino told police Ms Kumar was last seen leaving her home on Taylors Road, in Dural, in her pyjamas at about 9pm on Wednesday.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia earlier this week, Carlino said he was ‘extremely worried’ about his missing partner.
After days of searching, detectives found a body matching the woman’s description just in bushland off Laurie Road on Saturday at 5.50pm.
A crime scene was established, which is still teeming with specialist forensic officers.
Carlino and Ms Kumar ran a dog walking business in Sydney’s northern suburbs
Just after 11.30pm on Saturday, police arrested Mr Carlino at the home he shared with Ms Kumar.
He was taken to Hornsby police station and formally charged with murder (DV). He was refused bail to appear in Parramatta Bail Court on Sunday.
In court, Carlino did not apply for bail, with his lawyer Elias Tabchouri telling reporters his client was ‘very concerned’ about the allegations.
Mr Tabochouri said it was still ‘too early to say’ how his client intends to plead.
‘At this stage I don’t have any instructions other than to wait for the evidence and go from there,’ Mr Tabchouri told 7News.
Mr Carlino earlier told Daily Mail Australia he saw Ms Kumar leaving their home about 9pm on Wednesday. He alleged she left wordlessly and hadn’t been seen since.
‘She left and didn’t take her phone or the van,’ he said. ‘I’m extremely worried.
‘I’ve told police all of the places I think she could be.’
Mr Carlino and Ms Kumar took over as the franchises of the Hornsby Mad Dogs & Englishmen pet walking service in October last year.
Ms Kumar later became the Director of the Chatswood Mad Dogs and Englishmen franchise while Mr Carlino ran the Hornsby business.
The couple’s businesses appeared to be booming with Ms Kumar just last week issuing a recruitment post for a ‘hardworking, trustworthy and reliable’ dog walker in a local group chat.
Ms Kumar was last seen leaving her home on Taylors Road, in Dural in Sydney’s north west, in her pyjamas about 9pm on Wednesday
Carlino and Ms Kumar took over as the franchises of the Hornsby Mad Dogs & Englishmen pet walking service in October last year
‘We operate Monday to Friday with most walks conducted between 7.30am to 3pm,’ the post reads.
‘This role is perfect for individuals seeking flexibility or for those who require stable and long term employment.’
According to her social media profiles, Ms Kumar finished a degree at Western Sydney University in 2015 before launching her own HR business.
She is also a model, frequently posing for Sydney photographers and gracing the pages of magazines, including French fashion publication Malvie and Amsterdam-based Selin Magazine.
Earlier this month, she participated in a shoot for Australian creative group Hunter Creative, wearing a warrior-princess style costume and clutching a sword.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police.
After days of searching, detectives found a body matching the woman’s description in bushland just four minutes from her home off nearby Laurie Road