Annabelle Chen murder: police probe link to tiles from her former residence

Annabelle Chen murder: police probe link to tiles from her former residence

DISTINCTIVE bathroom tiles in a house previously owned by Mosman Park murder victim Annabelle Chen are part of a police investigation into her murder.

It was reported that teal-coloured border tiles with flowers, found in the suitcase in which Ms Chen was discovered, are the same as those in bathrooms at Ms Chen’s former home, which she owned from 2005 to 2009.

“We are not commenting on specifics of the investigation but I can say the information in a report is one of many lines of inquiry detectives are looking at as part of their investigation into the death of Ms Chen,” a police spokesman told Community Newspapers this morning.

Western Suburbs Weekly inquiries found the house with the tiles, at 74A Wellington Street in Mosman Park, was leased by Dalkeith real estate agents Morgan Sudlow in April 2014.

“We don’t comment for our clients’ privacy,” the agents’ spokeswoman said today.

Last Friday, the investigation into Ms Chen’s death ramped up when her Melbourne daughter failed to find her mother at her nearby Meath Mews, Mosman Park home.

That led to police being able to identify the ‘body in the suitcase’, which was found by fisherman in the Swan River on July 2, as Ms Chen.

Police subsequently appealed for any information into the mysterious woman’s lifestyle, including anyone who may have know her through her Catholic and Buddhist religious interests, or visits to any local hairdresser, dentist or shop.

Call crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.