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Charges laid following death of woman - Epping

Sunday, 21 March 2021 02:27:01 AM

A man has been charged over the alleged murder of a woman in Sydney’s north-west earlier this month.

The 49-year-old woman was last seen walking along Rawson Street, Epping, about 1.20pm on Monday 8 March 2021.

About 12.30am on Wednesday 10 March 2021, officers from Ryde Police Area Command were notified by family members of her disappearance after she failed to make contact.

Strike Force Cusso was subsequently established to investigate the circumstances surrounding the woman’s disappearance.

During inquiries, officers determined the woman entered a vehicle in a carpark on Rawson Street, Epping, about 1.30pm on Monday 8 March 2021.

About 9.30am yesterday (Saturday 20 March 2021), a 55-year-old man attended Eastwood Police Station, where he was arrested.

As part of ongoing inquiries, officers attended a park at Silverwater and located a body just before 4pm, which is yet to be formally identified.

A crime scene has been established at the park, which is being forensically examined.

The man was transferred to Ryde Police Station and charged with murder.

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today (Sunday 21 March 2021).