12-year-old girl dead in Aberglasslyn, mum’s partner arrested


The 31-year-old man arrested over the death of a 12-year-old girl at Aberglasslyn on Wednesday is being charged with murder, police say.

Central Hunter commander Detective Superintendent Craig Jackson said police were in the process of charging the man at 2pm on Wednesday.

He said the girl was found dead in the bedroom of her home shortly before 6am.

The death of a 12-year-old girl at an Aberglasslyn home is believed to be “domestic” related, police say.
The man in custody is the partner of the dead girl’s mother.

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Forensic officers are investigating a crime scene at Redgum Drive, where the young girl was found dead about 5.45am on Wednesday.
Police arrested a 31-year-old man at Racecourse Road, Rutherford, later that morning.

He is assisting with inquiries.

“The incident is believed to be domestic-related,” a police statement on Wednesday morning said.

Some nearby residents told the Mercury that they heard nothing out of the ordinary in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

But one nearby resident said her usually quiet dogs began barking outside overnight.

She said it was out of character for them to do so.

Detectives have been door-knocking and interviewing neighbors this morning to help with their investigation.

Police will make a further statement on Wednesday afternoon.

Police urge anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/.


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