A man has been arrested in the Hunter as inquiries continue into the death of a woman whose body was found metres from her infant son at a house in Bellambi, in Wollongong’s north, last week.
About 4pm on Monday, detectives from the Port Stephens-Hunter police district arrested a 29-year-old man at Maitland.
He was taken to Maitland police station where he remains in custody.
The body of 39-year-old Kristie Powell was found at a home on Lorking Street, Bellambi, on Friday, October 5. Her five-month-old son was found uninjured inside the home.
Officers from Wollongong Police District immediately launched an investigation, supported by detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.