Man arrested over alleged triple homicide – Strike Force Bernarra

Hills Police Area Command
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A man has been placed under arrest in hospital overnight following the discovery of three bodies in Sydney’s northwest yesterday.

At about 11:50 PM on Monday, 19 February 2024, a 49-year-old man presented to Westmead Hospital suffering apparent stab wounds to his chest, arms and stomach.

Officers attached to Parramatta Police Area Command attended the hospital, where the man told police he had been attacked in the carpark of a supermarket on Church Street in North Parramatta earlier that evening.

Just before 10:30 AM on Tuesday, 20 February 2024, officers attached to The Hills Police Area Command were called to Watkins Avenue in Baulkham Hills following a concern for welfare report.

On arrival, police located the body of a 39-year-old man who appeared to have several fatal stab wounds.

At about 12:30 PM, the same day, officers attached to Parramatta City Police Area Command located the bodies of a 41-year-old woman and a 7-year-old boy at a martial arts academy on Daking Street in North Parramatta.

The woman and boy appeared to have died as a result of injuries inflicted during an assault.

Local police commenced initial inquiries, before State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad took carriage of the investigation under Strike Force Bernarra.

Crime scenes were established and examined by forensic police at both locations.

Following extensive inquiries, at about 11:20 PM, strike force detectives attended Westmead Hospital, where the 49-year-old man was placed under arrest.

The man remains under police guard in a hospital receiving treatment for his injuries and is expected to be charged with murder.

As inquiries continue, police have released the description of a white BMW X5 wagon, which they believe the 49-year-old was travelling in on the evening of Monday, 19 February 2024.

Anyone with information about the movements of the BMW or the incident is urged to contact police.

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