Unsolved Homicide Unit detectives have arrested a woman over the alleged murder of a South Western Sydney woman nearly 18 years ago.
Emergency services were called to a home on Huntingdale Avenue, Lansvale, about 9.45pm on Friday 2 November 2001, following reports of an aggravated break and enter.
A woman, then aged 27, attended a neighbour’s property and contacted police.
Officers attended and located the body of 56-year-old Irene Jones, who was known to the younger woman.
A post mortem examination found Irene died from strangulation and a stab wound to the neck.
Local police and Homicide Squad detectives conducted numerous inquiries at the time, however, no one was charged over her murder.
Following a 2007 Inquest, the NSW Coroner referred the case to the Unsolved Homicide Unit for future re-investigation.
In 2017, detectives from the Unsolved Homicide Unit commenced a re-investigation under Strike Force Trancas II.
Following extensive inquiries, strike force detectives arrested a 45-year-old woman outside a unit at Bondi Junction about 7.45am today (Tuesday 24 September 2019).
She has been taken to Waverley Police Station, where she is expected to be charged with murder.