Screaming heard in Sydney apartment before woman plunges to death from high rise
| 18.06,19. 03:44 PM |
Residents of an apartment block in Sydney's inner east say they heard screaming coming from a unit last night, shortly before a woman plunged to her death.
Homicide detectives are investigating after the woman's body was found on a footpath at the back of the high-rise complex on Rose Valley Way in Zetland.
Police are asking for public help to find Zixi Wang, also known as Jessie, aged 29, who they say may be able help them with inquiries into the death.
Ms Wang has an outstanding arrest warrant over the incident — and police say she was last seen in a White Mercedes, registration number CZG81Q.
A woman who lives on level five, the same floor the woman who died was on, said a visiting friend heard screaming around 8:30pm.
"She heard it in the hallway … she literally came in and said 'it sounds like someone is dying in there'," said the woman, who did not want to be named.
"There was just screaming. She said it sounded like a young female."
A spokeswoman for NSW Police said concerned residents in the apartment block called emergency services.
A white steel fence at the back of the complex was badly damaged during the night.
The woman said when police arrived at the scene they did not find anyone in the apartment.
"We heard them bang the door down but no-one was in there," she said.
"It was a bit freaky last night because they hadn't caught anyone yet, so they told us to be careful and to listen out.
"It was terrifying," the woman's flatmate added.
This morning detectives towed a white Ford hatchback from the carpark of the apartment complex.
The deceased woman, aged 23, is yet to be formally identified and police are urging anyone with information to contact them.