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Body found in Corrimal bushland

police 8POLICE are appealing for information after the murder of a woman in Corrimal yesterday.
After receiving information from the public, Wollongong police were guided to an area of bushland off Foothills Road, Corrimal, where they found a 2003 model Kia Rio sedan, white in colour, about 2.45pm on Thursday. Police were unable to find the woman.
Following further inquiries police returned to the vehicle about 7.20pm, where they located the body of the owner, a 41-year-old woman, in the boot.
A crime scene was established at the scene where the vehicle was located, and also at a residential address on Bligh Street, Wollongong.
Officers from State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad as well as detectives attached to Wollongong Local Area Command commenced inquiries into the incident.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen a white Kia Rio sedan driving erratically in the northern suburbs of Wollongong after 3pm yesterday to come forward and speak to investigators.
Police would also appeal for anyone who may have witnessed any pedestrian traffic in the Foothills Road area at Corrimal yesterday afternoon to also come forward.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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