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Man charged with murder after body of woman located - Dural

Sunday, 24 July 2022 07:13:53 AM

A man will appear in court today charged after the body of a woman was located during a search in Sydney’s north west.

Strike Force Casts was established by Kuring Gai Police Area Command, assisted by the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad and Missing Persons Registry, to investigate the disappearance of a 43-year-old woman from Dural.

The woman was reported missing to police on Thursday morning (21 July 2022).

As part of the investigation, co-ordinated searches of the surrounding areas were undertaken over the last three days, with assistance from PolAir and the Dog Unit.

About 5.50pm yesterday (Saturday 23 July 2022), police located the body of a woman during the search in bushland off Laurie Road, Dural.

A crime scene was established, which is being examined by specialist forensic police.

The body is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be that of the missing woman.

Just after 11.30pm, investigators arrested a 37-year-old man at a home on Taylors Road, Dural.

He was taken to Hornsby Police Station and charged with murder (DV). The man was refused bail to appear before Parramatta Bail Court today (Sunday 24 July 2022).

Investigations continue.

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.