UPDATE: The death of a 29-year-old woman at a Kingston apartment on Friday, 26 February 2016, has been deemed non suspicious following a post mortem examination.
ACT Policing will now prepare a report for the ACT Coroner.
ACT Policing have notified the deceased woman’s immediate family, who have requested privacy during this difficult time.
A 31-year Kingston man is assisting police with their investigations into the suspicious death of a 29-year-old woman whose body was found in an apartment at 43 Eastlake Parade, Kingston at 1.50am today.
The ACT Ambulance Service alerted police to the death when they attended the third floor apartment, above the Cinnabar restaurant, shortly before 1.50am.
ACT Policing Criminal Investigations team members attended and examined the scene soon after and from around 10am this morning were being assisted by AFP Forensic Services. Police will investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident and prepare a report for the ACT Coroner.
Detectives are treating the death as suspicious. Investigations are ongoing, and have included interviews with neighbours and residents in the area.
ABC journalist James Feather, who lives in the building, told local radio this morning that the complex was very new, with residents only moving in late last year and the first ground floor restaurants (which include Beef & Barley, Molto Italian, 7th & Bake Patisserie Cafe and Cinnabar) opening in the last month.
Neighbours the RiotACT spoke to this morning said they had not heard anything unusual during the night, but said that this was not surprising given the apartments are well insulated, with double glazing and, in some cases, air-conditioning running due to the record hot weather.
Police are urging anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious near Eastlake Parade, Kingston, about 1.30am today to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via act.crimestoppers.com.au.
Please quote reference 5927727. Information can be provided anonymously.
Police remind readers they should not report crime information via Facebook and Twitter pages.
Photos: CHARLOTTE HARPER