In Moorebank, a suburb in south-west Sydney, a woman was found dead on the driveway of a home on Bradshaw Avenue.
Paramedics arrived at the scene at 6 am on Friday, but were unable to resuscitate her.
According to a witness, Daniel Tua, who is also the woman’s housemate, he discovered the body on his return home from his night shift as a maintenance fitter.
The woman was wearing a loose fitting, Fijian-style dress and was surrounded by blood on the driveway and footpath.
Mr Tua was unable to reach the emergency services and had to flag down a driver to call them.
Mr Tua, who lives separately from the woman and her boyfriend, described how they keep to themselves, saying, “We don’t really speak.”
The Homicide Squad is now investigating the woman’s death and has closed off the road, establishing a crime scene.
Detectives from Liverpool City Police Area Command are conducting a canvass of the area to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death.
Meanwhile, detectives attached to the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad are also assisting with the investigation.
The woman’s injuries were described as horrific by sources close to the investigation.
The public has been urged to come forward with any information that could assist in the investigation.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the police or email email@example.com.