A woman was found dead at Canberra Zoo when homicide detectives arrived at the scene

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Women found dead at Canberra Zoo: A young woman working at Australia’s National Zoo has been found stabbed to death in a kitchen warehouse at a popular tourist spot.

Police have since arrested one of her colleagues, a 29-year-old man who is in hospital with self-inflicted stab wounds.

The victim, also 29, was found at 12.50pm at the zoo in the Canberra suburb of Yarralumla.

ACT Police Detective Superintendent O’Meagher said witnesses heard “loud screams” in the kitchen area and responded to the disturbance.

“At this time no charges have been laid, a homicide investigation has been opened and further investigations will include a forensic examination of the scene, interviews with witnesses and an autopsy to confirm the cause of this woman’s death,” he said. .

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim.”

A knife that police say was used in the stabbing was found at the scene.

Photos from the scene show a large police response, with investigators interviewing people at the zoo.

The incident has been contained to the zoo and is no longer a threat to the ACT community, police said.
The woman and man were both from Canberra.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing, and police said the zoo will be “closed for some time.” -with NCA Newswire

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