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Man charged with murder after woman's body found in Penrith unit

Tuesday, 17 January 2023 05:35:55 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Strike Force Diere is pronounced ‘diary’

A man will appear in court tomorrow charged with murder after a woman’s body was found in a Penrith 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 was taken to Penrith Police Station where he was charged with murder.

He was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday 18 January 2023).