Husband, children of woman stuffed in freezer found in China

 

Chinese authorities have told NSW Police the two children of a woman whose body was found stuffed inside a freezer at her upper north shore apartment have been found safe and well.

They also assured police here they have been in touch with the woman's husband Haoling Luo, in China.

Police discovered female Chinese national Renxi Ouyang in the Arboria apartment complex on Bobbin Head Rd opposite Sacred Heart Catholic School at Pymble about 10am on Wednesday.

Officers forced entry to the unit following concerns for Ms Ouyang's welfare and discovered the body of a woman in her 30s in a chest freezer.

It is believed to have been bought in the days leading up to the discovery of the woman.

At the scene today, police forensics dust covered the door to apartment 22 on level four, where inside hats and bags still hung from hooks.

Haoling Luo.
Haoling Luo.

Luo is believed to have left the country recently with the couple's two young children, who are both Australian citizens.

The Daily Telegraph understands he had been working in real estate before going to China.

Police speak with residents. Picture: Richard Dobson
Police speak with residents. Picture: Richard Dobson

Police cordoned off the four-storey building as shocked residents returned home later in the day to be told the building had been turned into a crime scene.

Luo is believed to have left the country recently with the couple's two young children, who are both Australian citizens.
The Daily Telegraph understands he had been working in real estate before going to China.

Police cordoned off the four-storey building as shocked residents returned home later in the day to be told the building had been turned into a crime scene.

Father Arturo Cortes, 45, said he was gobsmacked to learn of the suspected murder.

"It's certainly a shock," he said. "It's the first time to hear (of something) like this. It's relaxing here, there's a lot of old people living around in old houses.

Neighbour Farrah Mahdavi, 53, said she was stunned because she felt the area was safe.

"(I'm) very shocked, to be honest with you, I've got goose bumps, because this is the safest suburb you could ever imagine and you love to live here - I've been living here for 30 years," she said.

"(In the apartment block) 80 per cent are tenants, these are all investment properties. Lots of Chinese. This place is the most peaceful place."

Fellow neighbour Maureen Paterson said police were rarely seen in the area.

"(For this to happen) in our street here - this is a real shock," she said.

"It's like a film. I thought they were doing a film first and then I realised."

Detectives from the State Crime Command's Homicide Squad are investigating the circumstances surrounding the woman's death.

A post mortem examination will be conducted to determine the cause of death.



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