It's a mystery that's vexing police and residents of a quiet street in Sydney's eastern suburbs: who was the woman in the tree?
Six days after a woman's decomposing body was found 10 metres up a tree in Prince Lane, Randwick, police have finished their post-mortem examination.
This afternoon they revised the height of the woman from 182 centimetres (nearly six feet) tall to 175 centimetres and of solid build.
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Police say she had long brown hair, was wearing a black hair clip with a plastic flower on it and had no visible tattoos.
She was wearing an Outlaw brand, green hooded jumper and a green No Boundaries brand singlet top. She also wore Jasmine USA brand three-quarter-length black leggings, with black lace trim on the ends.
"We're matching against the missing persons list, but as you can appreciate the ID's not a good one," Chief Inspector Dave McBeath from Maroubra police said.
Inspector McBeath said the body had decomposed to such an extent that he was not sure the fingerprints were usable.
Residents of the houses and apartments next to the tree said they were shaken by the discovery and said early speculation that the woman had been homeless had not triggered any clues.
Danyane Bowring, 35, who lives on the property next to the tree, believes the woman may have walked through her garden about New Year's Eve and climbed up her fence and into the tree.
"My assumption is it started to smell on Wednesday [January 4], give it a few days, so take it back to New Year's … though I'm no expert in decomposing bodies in summer time,” she said.
“I remember the day. I walked outside and went, 'Something smells dead.'”
The tree and Ms Bowring's fence, which was contaminated, have now been cut down.
"We assumed it was a possum or a rat, and then bin day came around and everyone thought it was the rubbish," she said.
Effie Maverovelis, 65, who lives opposite the tree, said she thought a cat might have died or, given the timing of the smell, that it might have been Christmas prawns.
Another neighbour, who asked not to be named, said there had been speculation but nobody knew anything reliable.
He then added his own speculation, saying that a few months ago his five-year-old son thought he had seen a person in the tree.
"It's weird to have someone in such close proximity. It's got us all wondering who this lady is."
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