Bellambi woman found dead


Kristie Powell

Kristie Powell. Photo: supplied.

A CRIME scene has been established after the body of a woman was discovered in a Bellambi home today.

Emergency services were called to a home on Lorking Street after the badly battered body of 39-year-old Kristie Powell was found inside a bedroom about 1.10am.

The body had suffered serious injuries and her death is being treated as suspicious.

A baby boy was also found in the home uninjured.

Wollongong Police have commenced an investigation into the incident and the scene will be forensically examined.

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and 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 Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been 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), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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