British backpacker Amelia Blake was found dead in a Newtown apartment at the weekend. Picture: Instagram
British backpacker Amelia Blake was found dead in a Newtown apartment at the weekend. Picture: Instagram

Backpacker murder-suicide: Traveller allegedly slain by lover

THE British backpacker slain in Sydney unit had spent the last few months of her life enjoying Australia life.

Amelia Blake, 22, was found dead last week in a flat she lived in with her older lover, a Nepalese man in her 30s, who was also killed. She was reportedly planning to leave the country within days of her grisly death, which police are treating as a murder suicide.

The Daily Telegraph revealed this morning Ms Blake had spent eight months in Australia and spent Christmas at a farm in northwest Victoria.

Amelia Blakes (second from left) with friends at Christmas. Picture: Instagram
Amelia Blakes (second from left) with friends at Christmas. Picture: Instagram

She made the fateful decision to leave the farm on Boxing Day, when she returned to Sydney.

"I see my path but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it," she wrote on Instagram.

A post-mortem has been carried out on her body but police do not have all the results. Until the exact cause of death is determined the tiny Newtown flat would remain a crime scene.

The Telegraph reported Ms Blake was found with numerous injuries all over her body.

Amelia (third from left) with friends she had been picking fruit with. Picture: Instagram
Amelia (third from left) with friends she had been picking fruit with. Picture: Instagram

 

A strike force was established to investigate the circumstances of their deaths with a murder-suicide being investigated, a NSW Police spokeswoman said at the weekend.

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed it was providing support to the family of a British national who died in NSW.

"Our staff are in contact with the New South Wales police," a spokesman said.

A neighbour has previously said they looked like a normal, happy couple while another said they heard a loud noise coming from the unit shortly before the bodies were discovered.


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