After an afternoon shopping in the city, her arm laden with bags, Mengmei Leng hopped off the train and began her walk home.
That was the last time she was seen alive.
This morning, as the 25-year-old’s family and friends prepared to begin another torturous day of not knowing, police confirmed the worst.
The UTS economics student has been formally identified as the mystery woman who was found stabbed, stripped and dumped in the Snapper Point blowhole on the New South Wales Central Coast over the long weekend.
Since news broke this morning, the student’s social media accounts have been flooded with messages of grief.
“May angels accompany you,” wrote one follower.
“Wish that in heaven there is no pain,” wrote another.
The woman's body was found floating face down in the Snapper Point blowhole on Sunday morning, with multiple stab wounds to her neck. It's not yet known how long she had been in the water.
With Mengmei's killer still on the loose, police are desperately trying to piece together exactly what happened to her.
CCTV footage from the hours before her disappearance on 21 April show Mengmei shopping at Pitt St Mall in Sydney's CBD before boarding a train at St James station and arriving at Campsie Station around 4:30pm.
Media reports have suggested Mengmei had planned to meet up with a person she'd met on social media that evening, but that has yet to be confirmed by police.