Woman whose body was dumped on driveway in Sydney had taken AVO out against suspected killer

‘Lovely’ woman whose body was dumped in the driveway of a unit block had taken an AVO out against the man arrested for her murder

  • A woman’s body has been found in a driveway of a busy unit in southern Sydney  
  • Her former partner has been arrested and police say she had an AVO in place 
  • Emergency services were called to the unit block  in Como about 12.30am 
  • Detectives from the homicide squad were called in to help investigate the death 

A 39-year-old woman whose body was found in a driveway of a unit block had taken an AVO out against the man suspected of killing her.

The victim’s body was found outside her unit on Cremona Road in Como, southern Sydney, about 12.30am on Tuesday morning.

Emergency services arrived at the scene following reports that her body was dumped in the driveway. 

By 9.30am on Tuesday morning, police had arrested the woman’s 39-year-old ‘on-again-off-again’ boyfriend at a housing commission block in Sylvania. 

Police confirmed the pair were known to one another and that the victim had an apprehended violence order against him that offered her protection until at least 2021. 

‘The male and female were involved in an on and off relationship for the past two years,’ Detective Superintendent Jason Box said on Tuesday afternoon.

On Tuesday morning, detectives from the homicide squad were called in to help investigate the woman's mystery death

On Tuesday morning, detectives from the homicide squad were called in to help investigate the woman’s mystery death

Police have now confirmed the pair were known to one another and that the victim had a current apprehended violence order against him

Police have now confirmed the pair were known to one another and that the victim had a current apprehended violence order against him

‘I can confirm that there was a current AVO in place for the deceased female.’

Superintendent Box said police had records of domestic violence incidents involving the couple in 2019.

The man is expected to be charged with her murder.

‘Extremely tragic, domestic violence, the lost of any life if tragic and especially under these circumstances,’ Superintendent Box said.

‘It involved neighbours who unfortunately had to involve themselves, and then there’s the family.’

The neighbours who discovered her body will be offered support. 

Police have not yet found the murder weapon, but explained she was found with ‘extensive wounds’ to her upper body. 

They would not confirm how the wounds were sustained or what kind of weapon they are searching for.

Detectives have determined the victim died in the driveway of her property after midnight.

She had spent the several hours prior to her death at her local pub, and staff reported she left about 12am.

Officers from the Sutherland Shire have established a crime scene at the address

Officers from the Sutherland Shire have established a crime scene at the address

Her home was just a three minute drive or 25 minute walk from the venue, which has been her local for seven years.

Neighbours claim they saw a man running from the scene.

After his arrest, the man was taken to Sutherland Police Station where he is still assisting with the ongoing investigation.   

A woman who lives in another unit in the complex said she was shocked to learn of the tragedy so close to home. 

Another neighbour, known only as Janice, knew the victim as a ‘pleasant, lovely young woman’. 

Emergency services were called to the unit block on Cremona Road in Como (pictured) about 12.30am on Tuesday morning following reports a woman's body was in the driveway

Emergency services were called to the unit block on Cremona Road in Como (pictured) about 12.30am on Tuesday morning following reports a woman’s body was in the driveway

‘She would always say hello when we saw her. It is so sad. She never seemed to have many friends around but she was very pleasant,’ Janice told The Daily Telegraph.  

‘She lived in joint accommodation with other people. She had been renting from them.’ 

The investigation is ongoing.

Parts of Cremona Road have been blocked off to the public as forensics gets underway.    

Anyone with information on the woman’s death is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 

On Tuesday morning, detectives from the homicide squad were called in to help investigate the woman's mystery death

On Tuesday morning, detectives from the homicide squad were called in to help investigate the woman’s mystery death

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