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A 27-year-old man charged with murder after naked body, with stab wounds, found in a blowhole on the NSW Central Coast.

Mengmei Leng, also known as Michelle, was found floating at Snapper Point, near Lake Munmorah, on Sunday, 7 NEWS reports.

Her uncle, Derek Barrett, was arrested on Friday afternoon and later charged with murder overnight.

She was last seen catching a train from St James Railway Station, arriving at Campsie Railway Station about 4.30pm.

It’s believed her last contact with friends was online late on Thursday.

Police said friends and family felt her disappearance was ‘very unusual’ however she was not formally reported missing until Monday.

Police believed she had suffered ‘a violent assault prior to her death’.

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  • what the f is wrong with some people :(

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  • What a brutal way to die-RIP Michelle

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  • Very sad news for a beautiful girl to lose her life at a young age.

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  • What a beautiful looking girl.
    I feel for the family having to deal with her loss and the horror of what another family member has done.

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  • Such a terrible crime – so often there is a close relationship with the victim.

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  • its the ones you least expect. this is so horrible…rip!

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  • so sad and so young.

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  • Lots of death tragedies in the news lately. The family must be distraught. I hope that justice prevails.


    • I hope justice is quick and harsh as this is appalling. Crimes against women need to be punished with severity.

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  • So many violent crimes against women…

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  • How horrible. And when is this country going to stop tolerating men killing women?

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  • How sad for the family involed I hope they get justice for what has been done

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  • How sick and twisted some humans are. So sorry for this young woman. RIP.

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  • Oh no. So sad. RIP

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  • rip. Such a sad story

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  • How terrible!
    Losing a person in such terrible circumstances is always horrific, but to lose them at the hands of another relative is beyond words!
    Rest In Peace Michelle.
    Absolutely devastating!

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