A woman discovered dead just metres from a children’s playground was found partially naked with her hands bound and a collar around her neck.
It is still not known who the woman is or how she died after a council worker mowing the grass came across her at Buffalo Creek Reserve at Hunters Hill, on Sydney’s North Shore, on Wednesday about 7.30am.
The woman’s lifeless body was located with her hands bound by packing tape and a purple restraint around her neck.
Police started a homicide investigation and canvassed the neighbourhood for information on Wednesday afternoon.
Residents are shocked by the woman’s death.
“We back onto the park and we never hear anything untoward generally,” concerned resident Rachel Dunn said.
“It’s a very peaceful area so this is a huge shock and it will shake the community for sure.”
Ryde Police Detective Superintendent David Waddell described her death as “definitely suspicious”.
There were also 20-metre-long drag marks found through garden beds and across pathways to where she was found.
It took several hours for investigators to confirm she was a woman.
A post-mortem will determine her cause of death.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report via the online reporting page.