Murder Probe After Woman Found Dead In Her Apartment A Week After Last Seen

Homicide detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a woman whose body was found in an apartment in Sydney's eastern suburbs earlier this week. 

Officers were called to a unit on Mount Street in Coogee about 10 am on Tuesday where they found the woman's body.

She has since been formally identified as 69-year-old Kimberley McRae, who is also known as Kim.

A post mortem examination was conducted on Thursday but police said further tests are needed to determine how McRae died.

McRae lived alone and did not own a vehicle but was known to walk and exercise in Coogee. Image: NSW Police

Detectives from the State Crime Command's Homicide Squad have set up an investigation and are appealing to the public for information into McRae's recent movements.

Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty said McCrae was last seen at her unit last Tuesday.

Phone records show her mobile was in use the following afternoon.

"Her exact movements from the last time she was seen last Tuesday and when her body was found seven days later is unclear," Doherty said.

He said McRae lived alone and did not own a vehicle, but was known to run along the foreshore and the Coogee stairs in the evenings.  

Investigators are aware McRae worked in the sex industry and may be known to some of her associates as Isabella, Samantha and Sabrina, Doherty said.

He described the woman as having a "distinct personal style" with recognisable features and a wide circle of associates.

"We'd be keen to speak to anyone who has information or knowledge of Kim's social activities," he said.

It comes as NSW Police formally identified a woman who was found dead in her home on the Central Coast last week.

Joeanne Rodgers was found dead in her Umina Beach home last Friday. Image: NSW Police

Officers found the body of Joeanne Rodgers, 50,  in her Umina Beach apartment last Friday morning.

A post-mortem examination was conducted and detectives are now appealing for information from the public as they investigate the circumstances surrounding her suspicious death.

Superintendent Tony Joice said Rodgers was known to visit several Peninsula suburbs, including Woy Woy and Umina on a daily basis.

"We are very interested in speaking with anyone who may have seen or had contact with Joeanne since the start of 2020 -– including early last week," he said.

“Any information can hopefully help establish Joeanne’s movements and who she was associating with in the days before her body was located."

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the online reporting page.