Homicide detectives have confirmed a body found in a Sydney park is that of a woman as they continue to investigate her “definitely suspicious” death.
The woman’s body was discovered near a playground in Buffalo Creek Reserve at Hunters Hill on Wednesday morning by a council worker.
The victim – who was found clothed – is yet to be identified with forensic technicians still methodically searching the scene.
One man in the park on Wednesday, who was en route to visit relatives, told AAP the secluded reserve had long needed better lighting and security cameras.
He said his parents had once encountered a “terrified” girl walking alone late at night and had given her a lift to nearby shops.
“It is dangerous,” he said.
The woman’s body – discovered before 7.30am – was left covered for a number of hours on Wednesday just metres from a lawn mower presumably abandoned by the council worker.