Arrest over South Penrith woman’s murder

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A man has been arrested in Victoria over the alleged murder of a woman whose body was located in a home at South Penrith yesterday.

About 10.45am yesterday, officers from Penrith Local Area Command attended a home on Chesterfield Road at South Penrith, after concerns were raised for the occupant.

The body of a 67-year-old woman was found in the home. Police say she had sustained stab wounds.

A crime scene was established and examined by specialist forensic officers.

Detectives from Penrith Local Area Command, assisted by the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, established Strike Force Tillock to investigate the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death.

As a result of inquiries, a 19-year-old man was arrested by Victoria Police at a home at Nhill, Victoria, about 9.15am today.

He was taken to Horsham Police Station, before being transported to Melbourne, where he will be charged with a NSW warrant for murder.

The man, who is known to the woman, is expected to appear at Melbourne Magistrates Court tomorrow.

The Weekender understands the man is the woman’s grandson.

Strike force detectives will travel to Victoria to apply for the man’s extradition to Sydney.
Inquiries are continuing.

The victim is understood to be Pauline Farrugia.

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