Police arrest two in connection to murder of Danielle Easey

Homicide Squad detectives have arrested two people in connection to the murder of Danielle Easey, after her body was discovered in a creek near Newcastle.

About 10.30am on Saturday 31 August 2019, police were called to Cockle Creek, near Wakefield Road, Killingworth, after members of the public saw an item wrapped in plastic floating in the water.

The plastic, containing a woman’s body, was removed from the water by officers.

The woman was formally identified as 29-year-old, Danielle Easey, who lived in Booragul with family, but had more recently been staying at multiple locations around the area.

A post mortem examination revealed Danielle had been seriously assaulted and stabbed.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad and Lake Macquarie Police District established Strike Force Furzer to investigate the circumstances surrounding her death.

Following extensive investigations, strike force detectives arrested a 33-year-old man at an industrial premise at Cardiff just before 10am today (Thursday 19 September 2019).

He has been taken to Belmont Police Station.

About an hour later, a 32-year-old woman was arrested at a home at Holmesville and taken to Toronto Police Station.

Detectives subsequently executed two crime scene warrants at the Cardiff industrial premise and a home at Narara, and a search warrant at the Holmesville home.

At this stage, investigators have seized a Mitsubishi Delica at Cardiff.

Investigations under Strike Force Furzer are continuing.

Anyone with information about that may assist Strike Force Furzer investigations is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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