A teenage boy has been arrested following the alleged stabbing death of his stepmother in Sydney’s south overnight.
Emergency services responded to reports of a stabbing at a home on The Kingsway in Woolooware, 24 kilometres south of the Sydney CBD, about 1.30am.
Officers attached to Sutherland Police Area Command attended and located a 42-year-old woman with multiple stab wounds to her back.
She was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to St George Hospital in a critical condition. She died shortly after.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested at the scene and taken to Sutherland Police Station.
Police said they are working to confirm the details around the incident and what sparked the alleged attack.
“All incidents involving a person that end up with fatal injuries is upsetting, no matter where they take place is upsetting for the community,” Acting Superintendent Steve Worthington said.
“And police will try and establish all the circumstances and provide that info to the coroner for determination of the cause of death.”
A crime scene has been established at the home.
“I’m shaking because that’s terrible. It is really horrible. I’m a bit lost for words. Just makes me want to go and call my family, tell them I love them,” a neighbour told Today.