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Pictures have emerged of the dated salmon pink bathroom where detectives allegedly found the gruesome scene of a woman dissolving in an acid-filled bathtub.
Police arrested a man, 20, on Monday after a massive manhunt for a bearded truck driver spotted fleeing the scene after the grisly discovery at a unit in Sydney’s west.
Cops broke into the ground floor apartment in North Parramatta after neighbours heard a woman scream and the victim allegedly made a domestic violence call for help.
Behind the shower screen and garish shower curtain, horrified police allegedly found what was left of the dead woman’s body in the tub of corrosive chemicals.
They immediately called in Fire and Rescue hazmat specialists to deal with the hazardous liquids on Sunday evening and a murder investigation was launched.
An manhunt was launched for a bearded truck driver (pictured) who may have had scratches on his face and arms
Police arrested the man after a woman was allegedly found dead in an acid-filled bath (pictured) in a unit in Sydney’s west
The couple are said to have moved into the apartment (pictured) together in October as boyfriend and girlfriend but are not believed to be married
Special Fire and Rescue Hazmat teams were called in to help with the grisly scene as detectives used specialist UV torches to hunt for clues (pictured)
The man was arrested after he turned himself in at Bankstown Police station on Monday lunchtime.
His truck was later found in Greenacre and has been seized by detectives to undergo forensic examination.
The couple are said to have moved into the apartment together in October as boyfriend and girlfriend but are not believed to be married.
Parramatta Police Area Commander Superintendent Julie Boon said police had found the body in the bathroom of the first-floor unit along with chemicals.
Evidence was seen being taken from the scene in special biohazard bags (pictured)
‘The officers forced entry into the unit and inside the bathroom they found the body of a female,’ she said.
‘I can confirm there were chemicals found inside the bathroom of the unit. I can’t confirm what they were.
‘The scene was very challenging for arriving police. When they did arrive and found chemicals at the unit, they retreated and called other units.’
The woman’s body was removed from the flat at midnight on Sunday.
Toiletries could be seen lined up in the bathroom window.
A 20 year old man was arrested on Monday after the body was discovered at a unit on Pennant Hills Road in North Parramatta, western Sydney, on Sunday
The woman had made a domestic violence call for help around 4.30pm on Sunday before police responded
Special Fire and Rescue Hazmat teams called in to help investigate the scene – which officers described as ‘confronting’
Local George Hamilton Milner said he had heard screaming hours before police arrived on scene.
‘I was in the backyard yesterday at about 2pm and I heard someone who sounded like they were about to sing then it turned into a scream, it was really abrupt then police arrived,’ he said.
‘We’ve been here for a couple of years and haven’t heard of anything bad so was a bit of a shock to hear it happened across the road.’
Police used ultra violet light to examine the bathroom where the woman’s body was found.
Officers issued a warning to anyone near the ground floor flat bathroom window ‘do not look at it, it will damage your eyes’ as the procedure, used to closely examine forensic evidence, was carried out.
An officer was seen leaving the unit with a pet cat in hand, which colleagues stroked and petted as they stood by a forensics van
Officers pat a cat that was found in the apartment where the woman’s body was discovered
Police earlier said the man they were hunting had been in ‘a domestic relationship’ with the victim and there were no children or other people,’ Superintendent Boon said.
‘He may have scratches,’ she added.
Three forensics vans arrived at the apartment block, a three-level red brick building on the corner of Gladstone Street, on Monday.
Up to 10 plain clothes and uniformed police were seen on site as Strike Force Jenola was launched to investigate the death.
Up to ten plain clothes and uniformed police were on site on Monday as a crime scene was established
Officers walk up the stairs to the unit that is located on the first floor of the three-storey complex
Up to 10 plain clothes and uniformed police are on site, searching the building and nearby bins for clues (pictured)
An officer with a cat carrier to temporarily house the pet cat that was found in the unit
Three forensics vans arrived at the apartment block, a three-level red brick building on the corner of Gladstone Street, on Monday
Police spoke with residents of the neighbouring flats who have declined to make any public comment.
An officer was seen leaving the unit with a pet cat in hand, which colleagues stroked and petted as they stood by a forensics van.
Another officer retrieved a cat carrier which he appeared to be cleaning for the animal.
Police have photographed a black BMW coupe parked outside and were seen sorting through garbage in wheelie bins below the building.