Amelia Blake: Family 'shocked' by backpacker death in Sydney

Amelia Blake was found dead in her tiny Newtown flat in Sydney's inner-west on Friday alongside the body of her older Nepalese boyfriend

Amelia Blake, 22, was found dead from multiple injuries in her flat in Newtown, in the suburbs of Sydney, last Friday alongside the body of her boyfriend, who is originally from Nepal.

According to Australian media, the couple had lived in the flat in King Street for several months and police believe Gurung murdered Ms Blake before killing himself. They believe she was killed by her boyfriend, who was in his thirtie, and that a murder-suicide is the "most likely" explanation.

It is reported that Ms Blake, who had been in Oz for eight months, was planning to move overseas.

One former colleague of Gurung wrote on Facebook: "My best wishes and prayers go out to the girl that got killed by my friend Brazil, she didn't deserve that, no one deserves to die".

The pair both stopped working at the Brazilian eatery previous year, with the young British backpacker taking up a farming job in rural Victoria before returning to Sydney.

On her Instagram page, Ms Blake spoke fondly about her desire to travel.

He told the that Ms Blake had a "kind heart and love for all her family and friends".

'About 20 minutes later I went outside again and there was police everywhere, I think it must have been the landlord screaming when they found them'.

NSW Police Inspector Chad Deegenaars said police were treating the situation as a murder-suicide but were still awaiting results from a post-mortem to confirm the causes of death.

"She was the most warm hearted, bubbly, loving and down to earth women I knew".

Anyone with information that has not yet spoken with them to come forward by contacting Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The UK consulate in Sydney said it was assisting the family of a British national.

Neighbour Scott Haggarty said his heart stopped when the police told him his neighbours had been found dead.

'They kept to themselves.

Mr Dresner described Mr Gurung as a "model employee" who "worked hard, worked long hours" and was polite.

Another neighbour of the young couple, Jason You, said he heard a loud "boom" about 5pm on Friday - shortly before their bodies were discovered.



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