Fire death in park ‘not suspicious’

Fire death in park ‘not suspicious’

5 January 2009

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Australia — Initial autopsy results on the body of a young woman found after a grass fire in south-west Sydney show the death was not suspicious, police say.

Firefighters were called to Paciullo Park at Reilly Street at Lurnea about 10.15pm yesterday with reports of a fire in grass up to two metres high.

When the fire had been extinguished, a body was found, police said.

A police spokeswoman said the body was thought to be that of a young female aged 16 to 20 and a post-mortem examination was being conducted.

“Preliminary details indicate that there have have been no suspicious circumstances involved,” she said.

Police would not say whether any clothing or identifying items were found.

Police cordoned off a large area of the park.

Resident Gardinia al-Khamisi said there had been about five or six fires in the park in recent times.

“When I heard about the fire, it was normal. But then police came.” This shocked her.

Another resident Rihan Dirani, who lives opposite the park, said she first noticed the fire because of the smell.

“I came outside and there was a fire and a bunch of people next to it.”

She said she saw about 10 or 15 people but couldn’t make out who they were.

Mrs Dirani, who has a three-week-old baby, said she had been unable to sleep because of the incident.

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