The battered body of Sydney woman Nicole Cartwright was found in a park in the city’s north.Relatives of a woman whose battered body was found in a Sydney park say they are still struggling to come to terms with what happened to her.
Nicole Cartwright’s body was found bound and beaten at Buffalo Creek Reserve in Hunters Hill on October 3.
In a statement, her family said the 32-year-old had been a much loved and cherished member of the family, who had brightened their lives with a radiance that “made you happy just being near her”.
She was “kind and sweet, but also bold and fun”, with an infectious smile and contagious laughter, the family said in the statement on Thursday.
“While we are still struggling to comprehend how and why this happened, our family is finding comfort in focusing on what made Nicole special and treasuring her in our memories,” the statement said.
The family expressed gratitude for the support they’ve received since Ms Cartwright’s death and said they were deeply touched by a community vigil held in the Buffalo Creek Reserve on October 11.
Ms Cartwright was farewelled at a funeral at Gledswood on Wednesday.
Police have issued another appeal for information on what happened to the Sydney woman.
They have previously released CCTV footage of the last time she was seen, at Museum Railway Station at 9.30pm on September 30, three days before her body was found in the same clothes.
Detectives have spoken with a large number of people and are able to account for Ms Cartwright’s whereabouts for most of the long weekend of September 28-30, police said in a statement on Thursday.
However, they still need information on what happened to Ms Cartwright after September 30.
An autopsy has been inconclusive, but further tests are being conducted to try to determine how Ms Cartwright died.