An investigation is underway after the body of a woman was found in a home at Penrith this afternoon.
About 4.15pm, a woman attended Penrith Police Station and notified officers that she had located the body of a woman – who was known to her – inside a unit on Colless Street, Penrith.
Officers from Nepean Police Area Command attended the unit and found the body inside.
The woman is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be the 28-year-old resident.
“A crime scene was established, which is being examined by specialist forensic police,” a Police spokesperson said.
“Detectives have commenced an investigation into the woman’s death, with assistance from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, under Strike Force Diere.”
The Weekender understands that initial inquiries suggest another person had been at the unit prior to the arrival of the woman who reported the matter.
The deceased woman’s vehicle has also been located burnt-out in bushland at Castlereagh near Post Office Road. It has been seized and will undergo forensic examination.
Despite an extensive search of the area surrounding the vehicle, the driver has not been located.
The investigation is in its infancy, and anyone who may have any information that could assist strike force detectives, are urged to contact Penrith Police Station or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.
Troy Dodds is the Weekender’s Managing Editor and Breaking News Reporter. He has more than 20 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia’s leading media organisations. In 2023, he was named Editor of the Year at the Mumbrella Publish Awards.