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Thursday, 30 July 2020

PICTURED: Woman, 33, whose body was found dumped half-naked in Sydney bushland after being set alight

  • Najma Carroll's body was found in bushland near Sandy Point Quarry in Menai 
  • Her body was found with head injuries and indications she had been set on fire 
  • Police have appealed for anyone with information on her death to come forward 
A woman whose body was found half naked and set alight in Sydney bushland on Wednesday has been identified.
Najma Carroll's body was found in bushland near Sandy Point Quarry off Heathcote Road in Menai at 5.15pm on Wednesday by a member of the public. 
The 33-year-old from Sydney's Inner West was found with head injuries and early examinations indicate that attempts had been made to set her body on fire.
Najma Carroll (pictured) was found in bushland near Sandy Point Quarry in Menai
Najma Carroll (pictured) was found in bushland near Sandy Point Quarry in Menai
Police scouring the site at 'white rock' where Ms Carroll was found. Police have appealed for anyone with information on her death to come forward
Police scouring the site at 'white rock' where Ms Carroll was found. Police have appealed for anyone with information on her death to come forward
crime scene has been established, with specialist forensic police examining the site on Thursday.
Investigators are marking the area with neon flags close to a popular dirt bike track which has been closed. 
Police have appealed to the public for information and asked anyone with information on Ms Carroll's death to come forward.
They would like to speak with anyone with knowledge of Ms Carroll's movements in the last few days or anyone who saw anything suspicious off Heathcote Road at the site known as 'white rock'.
Ms Carroll's (pictured) body was found with head injuries and indications she had been set on fire
Ms Carroll's (pictured) body was found with head injuries and indications she had been set on fire
Police are combing the site near popular dirt bike track, which has been closed for their investigation
Police are combing the site near popular dirt bike track, which has been closed for their investigation
Ms Carroll's (pictured) body was found half naked, with injuries consistent with a murder
Ms Carroll's (pictured) body was found half naked, with injuries consistent with a murder
Investigators are still trying to determine whether she was killed at the scene or her body was dumped there later. 
Local detectives and the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death.
They say her injuries are consistent with a murder and are treating Ms Carroll's death as suspicious.
A press conference will be held later this afternoon. 
Police (pictured at the scene) are yet to determine whether Ms Carroll was killed at the site or had her body dumped there
Police (pictured at the scene) are yet to determine whether Ms Carroll was killed at the site or had her body dumped there
Police scouring the site for evidence on Thursday. Anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity at white rock has been urged to come forward to police
Police scouring the site for evidence on Thursday. Anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity at white rock has been urged to come forward to police

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