FIVE people have been arrested as Homicide Squad detectives investigate the death of a woman whose body was buried on a property on Sydney's south-western outskirts.
On Thursday afternoon, police from Camden Local Area Command arrested a 22-year-old woman in relation to a break and enter at a Lakesland property early last month.
During that incident, it is alleged firearms, jewellery and other items were stolen.
Police subsequently received information that a body was buried on the property and began an extensive search.
Strike Force Devenport was established by State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad to conduct inquiries.
A body, believed to be that of a 33-year-old woman reported missing by her parents earlier this week, was located by officers in a grave on the property yesterday.
Four additional people – three men, aged 31, 38 and 21, and a 16-year-old girl – were arrested yesterday afternoon and taken to various police stations to assist detectives with their inquiries.
The 31-year-old man was charged with murder and aggravated break, enter and steal in company.
He was refused bail to face Parramatta Bail Court today.
The 22-year-old woman was charged with aggravated break and enter with intent to steal in company. She faced Campbelltown Local Court yesterday (Friday 1 June 2012) and was refused bail to reappear on 23 July 2012.
The 21-year-old man was charged with aggravated break, enter and steal in company and refused bail to face Parramatta Bail Court today (Saturday 2 June 2012).
The 38-year-old man was released pending further inquiries.
The teenage girl was last night (Friday 1 June 2012) continuing to assist police with their inquiries.
Investigations by the Homicide Squad, with assistance from Camden Local Area Command, are continuing.
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