Critical incident investigation after woman's body found - Muswellbrook

Tuesday, 31 October 2023 12:15:30 PM

A critical incident investigation is underway after the body of a woman was located at Muswellbrook.

About 7.20am yesterday (Monday 30 October 2023), officers from Hunter Valley Police District were called to a property on Sydney Street, for a concern for welfare check.

Officers spoke with a 52-year-old woman, before leaving the scene a short time later.

Then shortly before 7pm, officers were called to a licensed premises also on Sydney Street, after reports of a woman behaving in an erratic manner.

Police attended and spoke with a 52-year-old woman outside the club, before she was arrested and taken to Muswellbrook Police Station.

The 52-year-old woman was later taken to the Mater Hospital under police guard for an assessment.

Then about 8.30pm, emergency services were called to the same Sydney Street property over concerns for another woman’s welfare.

On arrival, police entered the property and found the body of a woman. She has not been formally identified but is believed to be aged in her 60s.

A crime scene has been established and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death commenced under Strike Force Llangollen, with assistance from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad.

A critical incident team from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District will now investigate all other circumstances surrounding the incident.

That investigation will be subject to an independent review.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.