Woman arrested after Sydney high-rise death at Zetland apartment complex

| 18.06,19. 06:37 PM |

Woman arrested after Sydney high-rise death at Zetland apartment complex


Police have arrested a woman they had urged to come forward to authorities after another woman plunged to her death at a high-rise complex in Sydney's inner east.

Residents of the apartment block on Rose Valley Way in Zetland said they heard screaming coming from a unit on Monday night.

A short time later, a woman was found dead on the footpath behind the block.

Police asked for the public's help to find 29-year-old Zixi Wang — also known as Jessie — who they say may be able help them with inquiries.

Police said she was last seen in a White Mercedes, registration number CZG81Q.

Later on Tuesday afternoon, police arrested Ms Wang near a white Mercedes at Sea Cliff Bridge, north of Wollongong.

Botany Bay Police Superintendent Bradley Hodder had earlier urged the public to contact police if they saw Ms Wang, but not to approach her.

"She'll be able to establish what possibly could have happened at the scene, however we're concerned for her safety. We'd like her to come forward," he said at the time.

Superintendent Hodder described her as being in a "vulnerable state".

'It sounds like someone is dying in there'

A woman who lives on level five, the same floor the woman who died was on, said a visiting friend heard screaming about 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.


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