Tributes flow for Sydney mum after body found four minutes from home

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A community in Sydney's northwest is mourning the death of a local mother and businesswoman whose body was found just moments from her home.

On Saturday evening, the body of Shereen Kumar, 43, was found in bushland near Laurie Road in Dural, just a four-minute drive from her house.

She was reported missing on Thursday morning and police had been out in the bushland searching for her with dogs and helicopters.

About six hours after Ms Kumar's body was found, her partner, Vincent Carlino, 37, was arrested at a home on Taylor's Road in Dural.

Carlino has been charged with her murder and was refused bail when appearing in Parramatta Court via video link on Sunday. Taylor's Road and Laurie Road are just minutes apart from one another.

Sydney mother Shereen Kumar was found dead in bushland just days after she was reported missing. Source: Facebook
Sydney mother Shereen Kumar was found dead in bushland just days after she was reported missing. Source: Facebook

The death has rocked the community in Sydney's northwest, with many sharing tributes and some expressing anger.

"I am devastated to learn that my friend Shereen Kumar was taken from us over the past few days," one person wrote on Facebook.

"[Her death] is a total shock, Shereen was a beautiful person inside and out and touched many people's lives in such a positive way. The world is poorer for her loss. RIP my friend."

"I am angry and sad," one woman wrote on Facebook.

"Explaining her passing to my daughter felt so wrong — those words should never have to be spoken."

Friends and local politicians have expressed sadness and anger following Shereen's death. Source: Facebook
Friends and family have expressed sadness following Shereen's death. Source: Facebook

Hornsby Councillor Tania Salitra said she was just "heartbroken" for Ms Kumar's friends and family.

Ms Kumar and her former husband Gurpreet Beehan have two children together. He said they were on good terms with one another and her death devastated his family.

"She was an incredible mother to our kids and she will be missed forever," he told The Daily Mail.

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