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Irene Jones Lansvale cold case murder breakthrough as her daughter is arrested

Twist in cold case murder of woman found dead in her own home as her DAUGHTER is arrested 18 years later

  • Woman is expected to be charged over the murder of Irene Jones, 56, in 2001
  • Police found Ms Jones’ body when investigating reports of a break and enter
  • Post-mortem found she had died from strangulation and stab wound to neck 
  • Officers from Unsolved Homicide Unit arrested woman, 45, in Bondi Junction 

A woman has been arrested over the death of her mother Irene Jones, who died in her own home 18 years ago.

Police found Ms Jones’ body when investigating reports of a break and enter at her Lansvale home, in Sydney’s southwest on November 2, 2001.

Her daughter, now aged 45, was arrested by officers from the Unsolved Homicide Unit on Tuesday morning outside a unit in Bondi Junction. 

Police found Ms Jones’ body when investigating reports of a break and enter at her Lansvale home on November 2, 2001

Officers from the Unsolved Homicide Unit on Tuesday morning arrested a 45-year-old woman outside a unit in Bondi Junction

Officers from the Unsolved Homicide Unit on Tuesday morning arrested a 45-year-old woman outside a unit in Bondi Junction

She has been taken to Waverley Police Station where she is expected to be charged.

A post-mortem found the 56-year-old had died from strangulation and a stab wound to the neck. 

The woman arrested alerted neighbours to the crime so they would ring the police, ABC News reported.

The probe was reopened in 2017 after a NSW coroner referred it to cold case investigators. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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