Police Comb Bushland in Sydney’s North For Missing Woman’s Body

June 21, 2018 Updated: June 21, 2018

Police combed through bushland in Berowra on Wednesday, June 20, in an attempt to locate the body of Sydney woman Qi Yu who was allegedly murdered by her teenage housemate.

She was reported missing when authorities found her white 2016 Toyota Corolla in Burwood, four kilometres away from her residence in Campsie on June 9, news.com.au reported.

Police believe her car was driven to the bushland in Berowra between 8:30 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. on the same night.

Yu, 28, went missing sometime between 7 p.m. on June 8 and 8:30 p.m. June 9. Her friends saw her at her residence on June 8 on Loch Street in Campsie and her family last contacted Yu around 7:15 p.m on that same evening.

Following Yu’s disappearance, 19-year-old Shuo Dong was charged with murdering Yu, his housemate.

Dong didn’t show up to face murder charges at Burwood Local Court on June 13. He was charged the next day when he was released from hospital and is now scheduled to attend court on July 9.

He refused to undergo forensic procedures, which police say is “setting the matter back a substantial amount in relation to DNA evidence,” 9News reported.

A shocked neighbour who lived directly next door told news.com.au that Yu was a very quiet and “kind” person. Although the neighbour rarely saw Yu, when they did meet, Yu would bow her head and politely say “hello.” The last time she saw Yu was three weeks before the disappearance.

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