NSW Police have arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with the death of a 55-year-old woman – the man’s mother – this morning.
The body of Linda Connors was found in her home at Sylvania, in Sydney’s south, earlier this morning. Police subsequently arrested her son, Nathan White, on the Princes Highway at St Peters a short time afterwards. After conducting a search of his car, police reportedly found a crossbow and a pitchfork, which police are investigating as the murder weapon.
Connors was found in the house that she shared with her two sons, including White. Her other son made the grisly discovery and raised the alarm.
Police asserted that Connors was found wrapped in a blanket, with a “significant” head injury and covered in blood. The injuries Connors suffered were said to be “visible” and “extensive.”
White, who is assisting police with their investigation at Newtown Police Station, is reported to have become increasingly isolated over the past 18-months. Fairfax Media reports that neighbours of the deceased woman claim White had begun “hearing voices” recently, and had experienced a noticeable shift in behaviour ever since being assaulted with a pool cue at a local pub approximately 5 years ago.
Police leading the investigation confirmed the presence of a crossbow in White’s car, but stated that no charges have been laid as of yet. According to Miranda Local Area Command Superintendent Michael O’Toole:
“There was a crossbow taken out of the vehicle, but there are other items [that have] also been taken out of the vehicle that the older son was in.”
They also reported that White’s brother, who discovered his mother’s body, was helping with the investigation and was “very distraught.”
Police would not confirm whether Connors had died early this morning, or yesterday on Mother’s Day.
The investigation remains on-going.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
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