Chinese authorities have confirmed they are speaking to a man linked to the death of Chinese woman found in a freezer in a Sydney unit.
Police discovered the body of the woman – believed to be in her 30s – after they entered the Pymble unit on Wednesday morning.
Emergency services had been called to the unit on Bobbin Head Road about 10am on Wednesday after a friend become concerned for her welfare.
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The woman has not yet been formally identified.
Sources say the woman’s husband was also a Chinese national and has left the country with the couple’s two children.
Police on Thursday morning said in a statement that a 36-year-old man and two boys, aged four and six, left Sydney on a China-bound flight about 11:30am on Tuesday.
The children are safe and Chinese authorities in the southwestern Sichuan province are speaking with the 36-year-old, NSW Police say.
They are now appealing for anyone with additional information to come forward and will address media on Thursday.
A post-mortem examination will be conducted next week to determine the woman’s cause of death.
© AAP 2019