A police strike force has been set up to investigate the mysterious death of a woman, whose naked body was found on the New South Wales Central Coast over the weekend.
The woman’s body was found with stab wounds, lying face-down in water inside the blowhole at Snapper Point in the Munmorah State Conservation Area on Sunday morning.
Police said the main focus of their inquiries at this stage was confirming her identity.
A post-mortem examination on the body was conducted yesterday and continues today but police are still at a loss to know who she is.
She is described as being of Asian appearance, with shoulder-length dark hair and aged in her late 20s or early 30s.
Detective Chief Inspector Gary Jubelin of the NSW Homicide Squad is hoping for more answers now the long weekend is over.
“We’re hoping that someone who hasn’t turned up matching that description — a workplace or someone who thought they were away for a weekend and haven’t heard from, if they’ve got any doubts, contact police,” he said.
Detective Chief Inspector Jubelin said a number of theories were being considered but details about the time of her death remained sketchy.
“We’re taking it back 48 hours from the Sunday,” he said.
“It is a tourist area where the purpose of attending that location is invariably looking into the water at the blowhole.
Her body was discovered at 10.30AEST on Sunday morning suggestive of the fact the body hadn’t been there very long in the water.
“We are creative in the way that we can recapture the area and what’s gone on in the area so we’re reviewing CCTV footage, canvassing that type of thing.
“I won’t reveal what we’ve uncovered but we’re getting a pretty good understanding of what occurred in that area during that time.”
Police have also revealed it was most likely the woman’s body was left at the blowhole rather than washed up onto the rocks.
“On that day there were particularly heavy seas … when the woman’s body came out of the water there were no, what appeared to be, any significant injuries from the rocks,” Detective Chief Inspector Jubelin said.
“So we’re working on the assumption that the most likely possibility was she went in the water at the blowhole.”
A computer-generated image of the woman has also been released in the hope someone can identify her.