A woman who was found dead inside in a western Sydney unit has been identified, as NSW Police continue to search for her husband.
Paramedics and police found the body of 23-year-old Sabah Hafiz in her Wentworthville unit shortly after 2.40am on Wednesday.
A neighbour called police reporting a woman to be severely injured, ABC News reported, but despite the best efforts of paramedics, Ms Hafiz could not be saved.
"We believe she has been assaulted, but we are unsure if any weapon was used," Detective Acting Superintendent Simon Glasser told reporters on Wednesday afternoon.
"It is a tragic outcome — we are taking it extremely seriously and we have established a strike force to investigate the circumstances of this murder."
It is believed Ms Hafiz was estranged from her family.
Sonah Hafiz, the victim’s father, arrived at his daughter’s home in the hours after her death and told ABC News he had never met her husband but said they had only been married “a few years”.
Ms Hafiz’s death is being treated as suspicious.
Police are concerned for the welfare of her husband, 24-year-old Adam Cureton, who also lived at the unit.
He has brown hair, blue eyes, of medium build and about 175 centimetres tall.
Police are appealing for the man or anyone with information on his whereabouts to come forward.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.
The national domestic violence helpline can be contacted on 1800 737 732 or 1800RESPECT. In an emergency call triple-zero.
- with AAP
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