Man charged over death of missing woman

A man has been charged with murder as police continue to investigate the disappearance of a Campsie woman.

Qi Yu, 28, was reported missing after last making contact with family in China about 7.15pm on June 8.

She was last seen by friends at a Campsie share house in the city’s southwest on Friday evening, about the time she last spoke with her family, NSW Police said in a statement.

Ms Yu’s friends reported her missing on Saturday morning after finding her room empty, saying it was out of character for the Chinese national.

Police found her car, a white Toyota Corolla, parked about four kilometres away on Lindsay Street in the neighbouring suburb of Burwood on Saturday afternoon.

A man has been charged with the murder of missing Chinese woman Qi Yu

Police said a 19-year-old man was taken to Campsie Police Station upon his release from hospital on Tuesday.

The mother of the 28-year-old woman arrived in Sydney from China earlier this week.

Ms Yu’s neighbour Vincent Chen said the woman’s mother visited the Campsie house on Sunday.

“She cried and cried,” he told The Daily Telegraph.

Mr Chen described the 28-year-old as “a very honest and quiet girl, a very nice girl”.

The 19-year-old was refused bail and will appear at Burwood Local Court on Wednesday.

As investigators continue to conduct inquiries to locate her body, anyone with information that may assist is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.