Two on mur­der charges

PO­LICE PROBE CAUSE OF DEATH AF­TER MAN’S BODY IS FOUND

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Ali­son Bald­ing

A MAN and a woman have been charged with mur­der af­ter the body of a man was found at He­ber­sham on Sun­day night.

Po­lice were called to a unit in An­dover Cres, near He­ber­sham Public School, about 7.30pm on Sun­day.

When they ar­rived of­fi­cers found the body of a 26- year-old man on the floor of a bed­room, with wounds to his head and shoul­der.

Speak­ing to The Stan­dard yesterday, po­lice con­firmed the man lived in the unit but would not com­ment on whether he lived alone.

It is be­lieved a clean­ing prod­uct, likely bleach, had allgedly been poured on the man. Po­lice set up a crime scene on Sun­day night as the unit was ex­am­ined.

While ini­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tions found the man was be­lieved to have been stabbed, the cause of death is yet to be iden­ti­fied.

De­tec­tives from Mt Druitt and State Crime Com­mand’s Homi­cide Squad formed Strike Force Mel­drum to in­ves­ti­gate the death.

As a re­sult of their in­quiries, po­lice tracked the dead man’s 29-year-old half­brother to a train sta­tion.

He was ar­rested by offi- cers from the Po­lice Trans­port Com­mand at Cen­tral sta­tion about 8am on Mon­day.

Early yesterday, the ac­cused’s 23-year-old girl­friend, ar­rested at the same time, was also charged with mur­der.

Both were re­fused bail and were due to ap­pear in Cen­tral Lo­cal Court yesterday.

Any­one who no­ticed any­thing out of the or­di­nary in the streets sur­round­ing the unit, and those with in­for­ma­tion which could help the in­ves­ti­ga­tion are urged to call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

Call­ers can re­main anony­mous.

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