Woman found dead, man critical in Branxton

Police are investigating the death of a woman after her body was found in a house in Branxton on Thursday morning.

Police from Hunter Valley Local Area Command (LAC) were called to a home in Dalwood Road about 11.30am (Thursday 10 October), concerned for the welfare of a man and woman living in the house.

Police arrived to find a woman, believed to be aged 28, deceased, and a man, believed to be aged in his 70s, seriously ill.

The man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics for dehydration before being taken to Maitland Hospital in a serious condition.

Police have been advised it’s likely the man will be transferred to the Mater Hospital.

Police are yet to formally interview the man; detectives hope once they speak with him they will have a clearer idea of the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death.

Inquiries are continuing.

Detectives are appealing for anyone with information contact Hunter Valley detectives or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.