The brother of a young woman, whose body was found in a Sydney home after police received a report of concern for her welfare, has been charged with murder.
The brother of a young woman, whose body was found in a Penrith residence after police received a report of concern for her welfare, has been charged with murder.
NSW Police were called to a home on Barlow Street in Cambridge Park about 9pm yesterday and found the body of 20-year-old design student Gabriella Delaney.
She had not been seen for six days.
Lucas Delaney, 30, was this morning arrested at Cumberland Hospital in Westmead and taken to Parramatta Police Station where he has since been charged with murder (domestic violence) and refused bail.
He had taken himself to hospital in recent days.
Detective Inspector Jason Pietruszka said earlier today that the crime scene was confronting for police and Ms Delaney's cause of death had not yet been determined.
"The cause of death at the moment is being investigated," he said.
"By that I mean the lady had not been seen since June 3, so we are dealing with a situation where further examination is required to get an actual cause of death.
"We do believe unfortunately that it is foul play and it is being investigated as a homicide.
"It was quite a confronting scene. As I stated, the young lady had not been seen for six days."
The woman's family, who are from Western Australia, had raised the alarm after they did not hear from her for a number of days.
The 20-year-old had been living at the unit with her brother.
A blood-soaked armchair today taken by police from that unit is expected to form part of the investigation into her death.
The aspiring Indigenous painter's friends today paid tribute to her.
"She was so nice and bright and smart," friend Jessie Mooney told 9News.
"She was studying at uni - just a normal young adult.
"She didn't deserve it. (I) definitely think bad things always happen to the wrong people."
Police confirmed they are not looking for anyone else in relation to the woman's death.
Mr Delaney is expected to appear in Parramatta Local Court tomorrow.
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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/womans-body-found-in-cambridge-park-home-in-sydneys-west-police-investigation-underway/d86a3ffd-ac33-44d2-b478-a80fb4b14cd5