The man was then charged with murder The body of a 19-year-old woman was found in a bathtub in an apartment in west Sydney.
Police, responding to reports of an incident involving domestic violence, arrived at the North Parramatta unit on Sunday afternoon.
Breaking into the unit, officers found the woman’s body in a bathroom with hazardous chemicals, causing officers to retreat and call HAZMAT specialists from the fire and rescue service.
It is widely reported that her body was found in an acid bath, although police declined to confirm this.
Police superintendent Julie Boone said the accused was in a family relationship with a woman, and police, who were checking her well-being, found a “very controversial scene” in the bathroom.
“It was an absolutely horrible scene,” she told 2GB on Tuesday.
Genol’s strike team was set up to investigate the woman’s death, and police asked for information on Monday before the 20-year-old man surrendered to the Bankstown police station, where he was arrested.
A truck was soon found in nearby Greencree and confiscated for forensic examination.
The man was charged with murder, he refused bail and will appear in local Bankstown court on Tuesday.
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– with AAP