police charge Isabela Camelo-Gomez with murder of her mother, Irene Jones

| 25.09,19. 11:04 AM |

police charge Isabela Camelo-Gomez with murder of her mother, Irene Jones

Photo: Isabela Camelo-Gomez was arrested while putting the bins out at her Bondi unit. (Supplied: Facebook)

A woman will face court today charged with the murder of her mother at her home in Sydney's south-west almost 18 years ago.

Isabela Camelo-Gomez is accused of strangling and stabbing Irene Jones, 56, and NSW police allege the killing was motivated by financial greed.

Homicide detectives arrested the 45-year-old while she was taking the rubbish out at her Bondi Junction flat in Sydney's eastern suburbs yesterday.

Investigators say the mother of three young children staged a break-and-enter at her mother's property on Huntingdale Avenue in Lansvale on November 2, 2001.

A neighbour, who asked not to be identified, still remembered the day Ms Camelo-Gomez was wearing only a towel when she frantically ran next door and begged for help.

"She said she was in the shower and that someone had broken into the house," she said.

"She just yelled, 'my mum, my mum, my mum'."

Photo: Irene Jones, 56, was allegedly murdered by her only child. (Supplied)

When the same neighbour learnt that Ms Jones was allegedly killed by her own daughter, she was in shock.

"What? What? No way ... we called the police and everything for her," she said.

A year after her mother's death, Ms Camelo-Gomez changed her name from Megan Jones.

She then inherited the Lansvale property and sold it for $300,000 before moving to a block of units in Bondi Junction, where she has been living with her children.

Police said Ms Camelo-Gomez was caught off guard yesterday.

"She was stunned by the arrival of homicide detectives this morning after 18 years ... so yeah, stunned," Detective Inspector Stewart Leggat said.

The ABC has been told one of her children is in remission for cancer, which Ms Camelo-Gomez posted about on social media in 2015.

She will face Waverley Court later today.


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