The body of Chinese woman Qi Yu, who disappeared last month, has been found in bushland near a major highway north of Sydney.
Ms Yu, 28, was last seen by friends at her Campsie share house in the city’s southwest on the evening of June 8.
Her 19-year-old housemate was charged with her murder days later and remains in custody.
Police on Wednesday morning found a woman’s body in bushland about one kilometre off the M1 motorway exit at Mount Kuring-gai.
A crime scene has been established.
Police search teams, supported by cadaver dogs, helicopters and marine units, have spent weeks scouring vast tracts of bushland and waterways around the area for signs of her body.
Phone records suggest Ms Yu’s white Toyota Corolla travelled north to the area around Mount Kuring-gai, Berowra and Cowan and then back to Campsie between 8.30pm and midnight on the night she disappeared.