— With AAP.
1. “It was a horrible scene.” A woman has been arrested following another woman’s fatal fall from a Sydney apartment balcony.
Police have arrested a woman near rugged coastline south of Sydney after another woman plunged to her death from an inner city high-rise apartment complex.
Shuyu Zhou, 23, was discovered with critical injuries on a footpath at the back of the 11-storey building on Rose Valley Way in Zetland about 8.45pm on Monday.
Emergency services were called but she could not be revived.
Police on Tuesday appealed for help to find 29-year-old Zixi Wang, also known as Jessie, who was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant in relation to the incident. She is believed to Zhou’s former partner.
Wang had been last seen in a white Mercedes Benz and was considered to be in a “vulnerable state”.
“She’ll be able to establish what possibly could have happened at the scene,” Superintendent Bradley Hodder told reporters in Sydney.
“However we’re concerned for her welfare as well. We’d like her to come forward … My message, my strong message, would be for her to go to the nearest police station and hand herself in.”
Police say they found a white Mercedes at Sea Cliff Bridge, north of Wollongong, on Tuesday afternoon.
A 29-year-old woman was arrested nearby.
The car was seized for forensic examination.
Police were doorknocking surrounding homes and combing gardens at the unit complex where the woman’s body was found.
At the back of the building a badly damaged white steel fence, below a number of balconies, were cordoned off with police tape.
“It was a horrible scene; any of these sort of falls from buildings are a tragic sight,” Supt Hodder said.
Residents from level five of the unit block, the same floor the woman who died was on, on Tuesday told the ABC their friend heard someone screaming about 8.30pm before the body was discovered.
“She literally came in and said ‘it sounds like someone is dying in there. There was just screaming. She said it sounded like a young female.”
The resident said police told those in the complex to “be careful and to listen out” on Monday night, before Tuesday’s arrest.
Supt Hodder said resident reports would form part of the police investigation.
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