Woman Charged Over Alleged Murder Of Mother 18 Years Ago
A woman has been charged, accusing of murdering her own mother in Sydney's south-west nearly two decades ago.
The body of Irene Jones, 56, was found inside a home on Huntingdale Avenue, Lansvale, just before 10 pm on Friday, November 2, 2001.
The victim' daughter, then 27, had used her neighbour's phone to contact the police and report an aggravated break and enter.
A post mortem examination found Jones died from strangulation and a stab wound to the neck.
Despite extensive enquires, no one was charged over her death.
In 2007, the NSW Coroner referred the case to the Unsolved Homicide Unit for future re-investigation and in 2017, officers ramped up their investigation.
Just after 7.30am on Tuesday morning, the now 45-year-old woman was arrested outside a unit in Bondi Junction and taken to Waverly Police Station where she was charged with murder.
She was refused bail and is due to front court on Wednesday.
Police will allege that the woman staged an aggravated break and enter to carry out the murder.
It will be further alleged the murder was financially motivated.