Body found in NSW bushland identified as Sydney woman

LATEST @ 3.25 PM | A body found in bushland in NSW has been identified as Sydney woman Najma Carroll.

A member of the public made the grim discovery in scrub near Sandy Point Quarry off Heathcote Road in Menai just before 5.15pm on Wednesday.

Police say the 33-year-old’s death is being treated as suspicious, with detectives desperately appealing for help from the public.


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According to officers working on the case, Ms Carroll was most recently known to reside in Sydney’s Inner West.

PHOTO: NSW Police

The homicide squad has now been called in to help investigate the circumstances surrounding the death, with specialist forensic police continuing to comb through the crime scene today.

Anyone with information about the young woman’s movements in recent days or anyone who may have frequented the area off Heathcote Road, locally known as ‘white rock’, recently and may have seen anything suspicious, is being urged to contact police.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

EARLIER @ 11.30 AM | A major investigation led by homicide detectives is underway in Sydney’s south after a woman’s body was found in bushland.

A member of the public made the grim discovery in scrub near Sandy Point Quarry off Heathcote Road in Menai just before 5.15pm yesterday.

While the woman is yet to be formally identified, police say she is believed to be aged in her 30s.

“Local detectives, assisted by the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death,” NSW Police said.

At this stage, it is being treated as suspicious.

A crime scene has been set up which will continue to be examined by specialist forensic police today.

No further information is available at this time.

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