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Charge laid in fatal balcony fall case

A 51-year-old man has been charged with a domestic violence related offence following the 2020 death of a woman in Sydney’s CBD, NSW Police announced today.

Police say that just after 8pm on Friday 22 May 2020, emergency services were called to a hotel on Sussex Street, following reports a woman had fallen from a 10th floor balcony.

“Officers from Sydney City Police Area Command attended and located the body of the 45-year-old woman on a level one rooftop,” NSW Police said in a statement.

Detectives established Strike Force Cumulus to investigate the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death.

“Following extensive inquiries, investigators attended an Engadine home about 9am today and arrested a 51-year-old man,” Police said.

He was charged with take/detain person with intent to obtain advantage (DV).

Police will allege in court that the man locked the woman out on the balcony prior to her fall.

The Riverwood man was granted conditional bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court on January 12th next year.

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