Police believe the death of a woman found at Union Street on Sunday was not suspicious.
The street was blocked between Tooke Street and Parkway Avenue into Sunday evening after paramedics found the body of a 48-year-old woman at the bottom of a stairwell leading into the Eclipse apartments at 3.35pm.
Police were notified by residents of the apartments that a woman was injured.
“Emergency attended a female who was found outside the front of 123 Union Street, it’s actually the entrance to the apartments,” Newcastle City Police District’s Acting Inspector David Piddington said.
“She was found unconscious, she showed no sign of life and she was unable to be revived by ambulance.”
While initial reports suggested the death may have been suspicious, a police media spokesman said on Monday morning that the death was not being treated as suspicious.
Further details about how the incident occurred were not available.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.
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