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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Police investigate death of woman at Muswellbrook

A critical incident investigation is underway after the body of a woman in her 60s was located at Muswellbrook last night.

NSW Police say that at around 7.20am yesterday, officers from Hunter Valley Police District were called to a property on Sydney Street, for a concern for welfare check.

Officers spoke with a 52-year-old woman, before leaving the scene a short time later.

Then shortly before 7pm, officers were called to a licensed premises also on Sydney Street, after reports of a woman behaving in an erratic manner.

Police attended and spoke with a 52-year-old woman outside the club, before she was arrested and taken to Muswellbrook Police Station.

The 52-year-old woman was later taken to the Mater Hospital under police guard for an assessment.

“Then at about 8.30pm, emergency services were called to the same Sydney Street property over concerns for another woman’s welfare,” Police said in a statement.

“On arrival, police entered a detached premises at the back of the property and found the body of a woman. She has not been formally identified but is believed to be aged in her 60s.

“A crime scene has been established and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death commenced under Strike Force Llangollen, with assistance from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad.”

A critical incident team from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District will now investigate all other circumstances surrounding the incident.

That investigation will be subject to an independent review.

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