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‘Screaming’ before woman plunged to death from unit

HOMICIDE detectives are investigating how a woman fell to her death from of an inner Sydney apartment block. "It sounds like someone is dying in there," a neighbour said this morning. 

A white steel fence behind the 11-floor complex in Zetland has been badly damaged, which is below a number of overhanging balconies.

A guest arriving to a neighbouring apartment on level five said "it sounds like someone is dying in there".

"My friend came over and she heard it in the hallway when she came into our apartment … she literally said 'it sounds like someone's dying in there'. Just screaming, so it sounded like someone young or a female," the woman who lived a few doors away and did not wish to be named said.

A fence behind the 11-storey complex has been badly damaged. Picture: Damian Shaw
A fence behind the 11-storey complex has been badly damaged. Picture: Damian Shaw

 

Police burst through the front door of the apartment and began searching for a man, she said.

"It was pretty freaky last night because they hadn't caught him yet. So they told us to be careful and listen out and stuff," the woman said.

"We heard them bang the door down but no one was in there."

A resident is believed to have called police and paramedics after hearing a commotion.

 

Police look five-floors down after a woman was found dead. Picture: Damian Shaw
Police look five-floors down after a woman was found dead. Picture: Damian Shaw

 

 

Police have established a crime scene and speak to witnesses. Picture: Bill Hearne
Police have established a crime scene and speak to witnesses. Picture: Bill Hearne


Botany police and forensics crews are examining a fifth floor apartment this morning.

Homicide Squad detectives are also involved in the investigation.

Emergency services were called to the Rose Valley Way building after the woman was discovered, suffering from serious injuries.

She died at the scene.

Anyone with information is urged to come forward.

 

The unit building where a woman was found dead last night in Zetland. Picture: Damian Shaw
The unit building where a woman was found dead last night in Zetland. Picture: Damian Shaw

 

Rose Valley Way, Zetland is now a crime scene. Picture: Bill Hearne
Rose Valley Way, Zetland is now a crime scene. Picture: Bill Hearne

 

Police on a balcony at the scene where a woman was found dead. Picture: Damian Shaw
Police on a balcony at the scene where a woman was found dead. Picture: Damian Shaw
Forensic officers were on the scene last night. Picture: Bill Hearne
Forensic officers were on the scene last night. Picture: Bill Hearne
Police at the scene. Picture: Damian Shaw
Police at the scene. Picture: Damian Shaw
Police at the crime scene. Picture: Bill Hearne
Police at the crime scene. Picture: Bill Hearne


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