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Man in custody after woman's body found in Penrith unit

Tuesday, 17 January 2023 04:59:03 AM

PLEASE NOTE: Strike Force Diere is pronounced ‘diary’

A man has been taken into police custody as inquiries continue after a woman’s body was found in a Penrith home unit yesterday.

About 4.15pm (Monday 16 January 2023), a woman attended Penrith Police Station to report she had found a body inside a unit on Colless Street.

Officers from Nepean Police Area Command attended the unit and found the body of a woman 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 has been examined by specialist forensic police.

The deceased woman’s vehicle was found burnt-out in bushland at Castlereagh near Post Office Road a short time later. It has been seized and will undergo forensic examination.

Detectives from Nepean PAC – assisted by State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad – have formed Strike Force Diere to investigate her death.

Following inquiries, officers from the Tactical Operations Unit (TOU) arrested a 32-year-old man about 3.25am (Tuesday 17 January 2023), at a house on Robinson Road, Cranebrook.

The man has been taken to Penrith Police Station and inquiries are continuing.