Burwood Murder Sees Man Arrested For Stabbing Woman To Death

Burwood Murder Sees Man Arrested For Stabbing Woman To Death

42-Year-Old Man Arrested After Woman Found Stabbed in Sydney's Inner West

A 42-year-old man has been arrested following the discovery of a woman's body with multiple stab wounds at a home in Sydney’s inner west. The incident occurred on Clements Street, Russell Lea, around 11am on Thursday, prompting police to respond to reports of a domestic disturbance.

According to police, a member of the public heard a woman screaming for help, which led to the emergency call. Officers from the Burwood police area command arrived at the scene to find a woman, believed to be in her 50s, with several stab wounds to her upper body.

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The man, who was known to the woman, was arrested at the scene and taken to Burwood police station, where he has been assisting with inquiries. Authorities have established a crime scene, and detectives have launched an investigation into the incident.

Superintendent Christine McDonald revealed that the arrested individual had moved into the residence only two to three weeks ago and was familiar with the other occupants. While the two were not in an intimate relationship, the fact that they were living under the same roof categorizes the incident as domestic violence.

Efforts to locate the woman’s next of kin were ongoing as of Thursday afternoon. Superintendent McDonald also noted that the man had a history of "non-violent traffic and drug-related" offenses but had no outstanding matters related to bail or any Apprehended Violence Orders against him.

The victim and three other housemates had only moved into the residence five to six weeks prior. McDonald mentioned that the other housemates were "very distressed" by the incident.

For support, Australia’s national family violence counseling service is available at 1800 737 732. In the UK, the national domestic abuse helpline can be reached at 0808 2000 247, or through Women’s Aid. In the US, the domestic violence hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). Other international helplines can be found at www.befrienders.org.

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