Man is charged with murder after his teenage girlfriend’s body was found inside Hunter Valley home

University student is charged with murdering his teenage girlfriend after her body was found inside their Hunter Valley home

  • The body of an 18-year-old woman was found in Maitland, NSW, on Saturday
  • Police were called to a home on Galway Crescent at Metford at about 1.30am
  • A 20-year-old man was arrested by police and has been charged with murder  

A man has been charged with murder after his teenage girlfriend’s body was found inside a home in the New South Wales Hunter Region.

Police were called to the property on Galway Crescent at Metford, in Maitland, at about 1.30am on Saturday.

They spoke to a 20-year-old man outside the home before finding the body of an 18-year-old woman inside. 

The teenager is yet to be formally identified.

A man has been charged with murder after his teenage girlfriend’s body was found in Maitland, NSW (stock image)

According to The Newcastle News, police will allege the university student strangled his girlfriend at the home they shared. 

The man was arrested and taken to Maitland Police Station, where he was charged with murder.

He has been refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court on Sunday.

A crime scene has been established and inquiries into the incident have begun.   

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