Easter tragedy: Mum allegedly murdered while kids slept

TWO small children have woken to a horrific scene after their mother was allegedly murdered in the family home while they slept on Easter eve.

Their mother’s body was found in the garage of the family home on Carruthers Street in Minto, in Sydney’s south-west, early on Easter Sunday.

It’s understood police were called to the home about 4am after a family friend made the grisly discovery.


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Police said the woman, believed to be aged in her 30s, suffered a violent death in the garage.

Two small children, aged just six and 10, were found asleep and unharmed in the home, police said.

They were woken and removed form the house by police who took them to the local station while they tried locating extended family members.

A man, believed to be the woman’s husband, was arrested at the home and is expected to be charged with murder.

He has spent the morning being questioned by homicide detectives at Campbelltown Police Station.

It’s understood the family has no history of domestic violence, with neighbours describing them as “such nice people”.

The family’s single-storey brick home has been declared a crime scene and is being forensically examined.

Authorities were trying to find alternative arrangements for the children on Sunday morning.

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