Police charge man with murder in Wentworthville

A man will appear in court today charged with murder, following the death of a woman in Sydney’s west earlier this week.

Emergency services were called to a unit on Lane Street about 2.40am on Wednesday (14 October 2020), following reports a woman had been injured.

Officers from Cumberland Police Area Command attended, along with NSW Ambulance paramedics and located the body of a 23-year-old woman.

Cumberland detectives, assisted by the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, formed Strike Force Palca to investigate the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death.

Following extensive inquiries, police arrested a 24-year-old man at a unit on Astoria Circuit in Maroubra, about 11.00am yesterday (Thursday 15 October 2020).

During a search of the unit, investigators seized clothing, a wallet and mobile phone, which will undergo further examination.

He was taken to Maroubra Police Station before being taken to Prince of Wales Hospital under police guard for observation.

An outstanding arrest warrant was executed on the man, and he was charged with murder.

He was refused bail to appear before Parramatta Local Court today (Friday 16 October 2020).

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