Husband of woman whose body was found ‘stuffed in a freezer’ at a unit on Sydney’s north shore is found in China after he ‘fled with the couple’s two chilrden’ – as a grim picture emerges of the crime scene
- Woman’s body found stuffed in a freezer inside a unit on Sydney’s north shore
- The woman, believed to be in her 30s, is understood to be a Chinese national
- Police confirmed the woman’s husband flew to China on Tuesday morning
- He travelled with the couple’s two young children, boys aged six and four
- Authorities have spoken with the husband in China and confirmed children safe
- A neighbour said she heard screams coming from the complex on Tuesday
- Others reported hearing a heated domestic dispute earlier this week
The husband of a woman whose body was found ‘stuffed in a freezer’ inside an apartment on Sydney’s north shore has been located in China.
Police confirmed Luo ‘Andrew’ Huoling and his two young children cleared customs at Sydney International Airport on Tuesday, a day before his wife Rexi Ouyang’s body was found inside a Pymble unit.
Investigators had held grave fears for the couple’s two kids, aged four and six, but a senior police source confirmed they have been found safe in Sichaun, China.
Mr Luo has not been arrested, but is speaking with authorities, police said on Thursday.
Police confirmed Luo ‘Andrew’ Huoling (pictured) and his two children cleared customs at Sydney International Airport on Tuesday, a day before his wife Rexi Ouyang’s body was found
Forensic dust on the front door to the Pymble apartment where a woman’s body was found stuffed in a freezer on Wednesday
A family associate called police to warn them something was wrong on Wednesday, with investigators bashing down the door to the fourth-floor unit.
Photographs showed the front door lock was busted and smeared with fingerprint dust on Thursday, with a Louis Vuitton hat hanging up inside.
Neighbours claimed they heard yelling coming from the property at the weekend.
Police remained on guard outside the unit on Thursday morning and are understood to have cleared the unit overnight.
‘Yesterday at midnight the lights were still on, they must have been searching,’ a neighbour said.
The couple’s eldest son attended the local primary school, with a neighbour claiming he ‘always takes leave’ from the school.
Mr Luo is believed to have been working in real estate.
The front door to the Pymble unit was smeared with fingerprint dust on Thursday, with a Louis Vuitton hat hanging up inside
NSW Police homicide squad detectives arrive at the Pymble apartment block on Thursday
Farrah Mahdavi, 55, said she is deeply concerned for the children
A neighbour, Farrah Mahdavi, 55, said the discovery had shaken the neighbourhood.
‘I’ve lived here for 30 years and never seen anything like this… Pymble is the best place to live because it’s so peaceful,’ the mother-of-three said.
‘It’s so sad because there are kids involved. Those kids are now saying, ”where is mummy?”.’
Another resident, Arturo Cortes, 45, told The Daily Telegraph it was a shock to return home to a suspected murder in his apartment block.
Forensic investigators set up a crime scene at a home in Pymble on Sydney’s north shore after the body of a woman was discovered inside a freezer
‘It’s the first time to hear [of something] like this. It’s relaxing here, there’s a lot of old people living around in old houses,’ he said.
‘I didn’t really expect it until it happened around this area. These new apartments are becoming accessible to more people – you don’t get to know the neighbours.’
State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad detectives cordoned off the four-storey apartment on Wednesday and forensic investigators swarmed the scene
The woman is yet to be formally identified.
Forensics vans and two riot quad vehicles were seen parked outside the apartment complex on Wednesday night.
State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad detectives cordoned off the four-storey apartment.
A crime scene has been set up at the home and a post mortem will be carried out to determine the cause of death.
Forensics vans and two riot quad vehicles were seen parked outside the apartment complex on Wednesday night