A young mother was allegedly strangled to death with electrical cords by her boyfriend.
Dayna Isaac, 28, was found dead in her Colless St unit in Penrith, in Sydney‘s west, on January 16, by the mother of her boyfriend Paul Sultana.
Sultana, 32, has been charged with Ms Isaac’s murder.
The pair had been friends for years but had only recently started a romantic relationship.
When officers were called to Ms Isaac’s unit, they allegedly found her unconscious in the bedroom with two electrical cords tied around her throat, according to documents tendered by police, the Daily Telegraph reported.
Dayna Isaac, 28, was found dead in her Colless St unit in Penrith, in Sydney’s west, on January 16, by the mother of her boyfriend Paul Sultana
She also allegedly had injuries to her face while blood was spotted on the tiles in her home.
Police had been called to the home earlier that day after neighbours reported hearing a disturbance but left when nobody came to answer the door.
A short time later, officers found her car burnt-out in bushland at Castlereagh, about 11.5km from her home.
While officers were responding to the car fire, Sultana’s mother found Ms Isaac’s body at the apartment then made the short walk to the police station to report the discovery.
Paul Sultana, 32, has been charged with Ms Isaac’s murder. The pair had been friends for years but had only recently started a romantic relationship
Police and forensic officers are seen at the scene of the alleged murder in Penrith
According to court documents, police allege Sultana killed Ms Isaac between 1pm and 4pm on Monday, January 16.
Ms Isaac’s ex-husband and the father of her two children, Mikkel Isaac, learnt of her death while behind bars on drug charges.
Sultana didn’t appear in court when his matter was mentioned for the first time last month.
He’s due to face court again on March 17.
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up by a friend of Ms Isaac’s to support her family.
TIMELINE OF WHEN DAYNA ISAAC’S BODY WAS FOUND
Monday, January 16, 2.30pm – 3pm: Police were called to Dayna Isaac’s unit on Colless St in Penrith, in Sydney’s west
A neighbour had reported hearing a disturbance in her apartment
Nobody answered the door when police showed up and the officers left
3.45pm: Officers find Ms Isaac’s burnt out car 13km away from her home near Castlereagh
4.15pm: Ms Isaac is found dead inside her unit by her boyfriend Paul Sultana’s mother
His mother drives to the Penrith police station to raise the alarm
Tuesday, January 17, 3.25am: Sultana is arrested and is taken into police custody
Tuesday afternoon: Sultana was charged with murder and refused bail to appear in Penrith Local Court on Wednesday