An arrest warrant was issued for 33-year-old Ashley Gaddie in relation to the discovery of Dannielle Finlay-Jones’ body in a Cranebrook home on Sunday.
This afternoon he was found in Wentworth Falls, in the NSW Blue Mountains, and police are currently negotiating his arrest.
On Sunday about 2.30pm, 31-year-old Finlay-Jones was found with serious injuries at a home on Borrowdale Way. She was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.
Police believe she had earlier been in the company of a man she’d met on a dating app.
Officers were told the woman was staying at the house, which belonged to friends.
Her family has requested privacy while they grieve the loss of their daughter.
”While her family appreciate the media’s interest, they have requested their privacy at this difficult time in their lives,” police said in a statement.
A preschool in Peakhurst, where Finlay-Jones previously worked, described her as a passionate and dedicated educator.
“It is with utter devastation that we express our deepest sorrow and condolences to all the family and friends of Danielle.
“Danielle was not only a passionate educator at our service but also a highly talented teacher who dedicated her career to truly wanting to make a difference in the lives of young children.
“Danielle was a great friend to us as well and many others. She has touched many hearts with her beautiful smile and her amazing personality which will always be remembered.
“The loss of such a beautiful soul is heartbreaking and she will missed abundantly.”
He’s known to hang around Five Dock, Penrith and Mt Druitt.
Anyone who knows where Gaddie is urged to contact police.
If anyone sees the 33-year-old is told not to approach him and call triple zero immediately.
NSW attorney-general Mark Speakman said he will be looking into the case in more detail and reiterated the police’s message to call triple zero if anyone sights Gaddie.
“I am extremely concerned and have urgently requested information to better understand the circumstances of the case,” Speakman said.