A 20-year-old woman found dead in a Sydney home may have been there for six days.
The woman’s body was found about 9pm Monday at a home in Cambridge Park, in Sydney’s west, after police responded to concerns over her welfare.
Detective Inspector Jason Pietruszka told reporters on Tuesday it is believed foul play was involved as they work to determine her cause of death.
He said she had not been seen since June 3.
“The young lady had not been seen for six days, police who entered described the scene as very confronting,” he said.
Detective Inspector Pietruszka said she lived at the residence with a relative, who was arrested over her death on Tuesday in Westmead.
Nine News has reported the relative is her brother, but police would only confirm the man arrested was a relative.
The woman’s family live interstate in Western Australia and police said they were obviously traumatised by the incident.
Detective Inspector Pietruszka said the family were not known to police.
“Domestic violence is a horrendous crime that is a scourge on our community,” he said.
Police are investigating the 20-year-old’s personal circumstances.
“We’re looking into her education, what she was doing in Sydney, etc,” Detective Inspector Pietruszka said.
“Something like this is just tragic, a 20-year-old girl whose life was before her just cut short. A real stain on the community when something like this happens.”
Police are working to track the movements of the man arrested between June 3 and June 9. It is believed he presented himself to hospital in that timeframe.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or submit a report online.
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