Body found in Sydney bushland identified as Najma Carroll

A Sydney woman whose body was found in bushland has been identified as 33-year-old Najma Carroll.

Ms Carroll was found by a man walking his dog in an area known locally as "White Rock" near Sandy Point Quarry in Menai, on July 30 2020.

She was found partially clothed and dumped on the muddy path. Authorities said her injuries were horrific, with signs of trauma. There were signs of a fire at the scene near Ms Carroll’s body, which had some burn injuries to it.

Ms Carroll had not been reported missing before her death and had been in touch with family from time to time. She was most recently known to live in Marrickville in Sydney’s inner west and also frequented the Liverpool area in the city’s south west.

The former honours student at Sydney Girls' Grammar School was known to police. The death is being treated as suspicious.

It is not known how long Ms Carroll's body remained on the track before she was found. Investigators are now looking into what she was doing there and who she may have been with.

Anyone who has information about Najma Carroll’s movements in recent days, or who frequents the area, is urged to speak to police.