Fears for teen after body found

 

Police are concerned for the welfare of a teenager following the death of a woman on the state’s Far North Coast yesterday (Wednesday).

 

Officers were called to a home in Hayter Street, Suffolk Park, about 11am yesterday following the discovery of a woman’s body by a friend.

 

The 48-year-old woman had suffered a number of injuries and a post mortem examination will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

 

Police now hold grave concerns for a 17-year-old male occupant of the home who they have not been able to locate.

 

David Carter is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 175-180cm tall with an obese build, blue eyes and brown hair. It is not known what he was wearing at the time of his disappearance.

 

He suffers from a medical condition and may not have taken his medication in recent days.

 

Police believe David was travelling in a Holden Commodore, but that vehicle was located in the Port Macquarie area last night.

 

Anyone who sees David or knows his whereabouts is asked not to approach him but to contact police immediately via Triple Zero (000).

 

Inquiries into the woman’s death are continuing and police are treating it as suspicious.

 

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Tweed/Byron Local Area Command via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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