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Two arrested over murder of Danielle Easey who was dumped in creek wrapped in plastic
Photo: Danielle Easey had been living in multiple different locations prior to her death. (Supplied: NSW Police)
Two people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a woman whose body was found wrapped in plastic and dumped in a creek near Newcastle.
The body of Danielle Easey, 29, was found in Cockle Creek at Killingworth, west of Newcastle on August 31.
Police said a post-mortem examination revealed the mother of two had been seriously assaulted and stabbed.
Detectives from the State Crime Command's Homicide Squad and Lake Macquarie Police District established Strike Force Furzer to investigate the circumstances surrounding her death.
After extensive investigations police arrested a 33-year-old man at a Cardiff industrial area on Thursday morning and a 32-year-old woman at a home at Holmesville an hour later.
Crime scenes have been set up at a Cardiff business and a home at Narara on the Central Coast.
A car has also been seized in connection with what police described as a gruesome death.
Detectives have also been searching a home at Holmesville.
At the time of her death, police said Ms Easey had become involved in the local drug scene and had been staying with friends at various homes around the Lake Macquarie area.
Family broken after death
Ms Easey had not been reported missing by friends or family, who took to social media in the days following her death to describe their grief.
"My heart is broken into pieces, I love my sister, my heart is aching for her and for her beautiful children," Tahnee Easey said in the wake of her sister's death.
She went on to say she would remain in her heart.
""I love you so much Danielle, you're [sic] and always will be my best mate," she said.
Her brother, Brendan Easey was also distraught and took to social media to pay tribute to his sister.
"My heart is terribly, terribly broken," he said.
"Right now I'm not OK. I'll hold up. Spend your thoughts on a memory of Dell, my little sister."
Investigations under Strike Force Furzer are continuing and anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers.