‘The kids are saying “where’s Mummy”?’: Neighbours are left reeling after woman’s body is found in a FREEZER and say they heard screams come from the home before her husband ‘fled to China with their children’
- Police muscled their way into the unit and discovered a woman inside a freezer
- The mother-of-two’s husband may have fled to China with their two children
- The woman, believed to be in her 30s, is understood to be a Chinese national
- A neighbour said she heard screams coming from the complex the night before
Terrifying screams were heard coming from a Sydney apartment block the day before a mother was found dead in a freezer inside the building, neighbours say.
Police forced their way into a unit in the exclusive ‘Arboria’ complex on Bobbin Head Road in Pymble on the city’s north shore at about 10am on Wednesday.
Officers found the body of a woman, a Chinese national in her 30s, inside an industrial freezer, which police believe was purchased around the same time she died.
Her husband, who is at the centre of a murder investigation, is understood to have fled to China with their two children the day before her body was found.
While police say the woman may have been dead for a few days, a neighbour told Daily Mail Australia she ‘heard screams’ coming from the apartment block on Tuesday.
The Aboria apartment complex where the woman, in her late 30s, was found dead in a freezer
A crime scene has been set up at the home on Bobbin Head Road and a post mortem will be carried out to determine the cause of death
Others reported hearing a heated domestic dispute coming from the apartment earlier this week.
Another neighbour said she was deeply concerned for the children.
‘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 told Daily Mail Australia.
‘You have to be really f***ed up in the head to [allegedly] do something like that.
‘It’s so sad because there are kids involved. Those kids are now saying, ”where is mummy?”.’
Another resident told 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.’
According to several media outlets, the husband is in custody in China, but NSW police told Daily Mail Australia those reports are untrue.
State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad detectives cordoned off the four-storey apartment on Wednesday and forensic investigators swarmed the scene
A veteran officer told the paper it was ‘difficult’ to deal with foreign jurisdictions.
‘Particularly with a country such as China – it can be harder. The other consideration is China has the death penalty for murder if that is established,’ he said.
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.
The woman’s body may have been in the unit for several days, according to police, who made the grim discovery after forcing their way into the family home