A woman has been charged with murder following the death of her mother at St Clair overnight.
Officers from Nepean Police Area Command were called to a home on St Clair Avenue about 11.40pm (Saturday 20 July 2019), after reports of an argument involving two women.
Police found the body of a 57-year-old woman inside the home; her 25-year-old daughter was arrested in the front yard of a neighbour’s home and was taken to St Marys Police Station.
Following inquiries by detectives attached to Strike Force Comeroy, the St Clair woman has
now been charged with one count of murder.
She’s been refused bail and will appear by video link in Parramatta Bail Court today (Sunday 21 July 2019).
Nepean Police Area Commander, Detective Superintendent Brett McFadden, said it was a confronting scene for first responders.
“While police are trained to respond to all types of situations, there’s no getting away from the fact this was a horrific attack,” Det Supt McFadden said.
“This is up there with one of the most significant, most horrific scenes police have to deal with.
“Police are trained to all extra level of professionalism and tenacity when responding to incidents, and these officers were outstanding managing the people involved, and managing the situation they were confronted with.
“The detectives are now working meticulously through the information available to us, but it’s a very difficult and challenging investigation. It is also in its very early stages and as you’d understand there is still a long way to go in this inquiry.
“Police officers attending the scene have been offered professional support,” Det Supt McFadden said.
He confirmed the child at the scene was the victim’s grandson.