Man Arrested Over Body Modification Death

30yo woman discovered by her daughter

13 August 2018

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UPDATE: The man has been charged with manslaughter after the death of the 30-year-old woman following body modification surgery at his Central Coast tattoo parlour.

A NSW man has been arrested over the death of a woman from alleged complications of 'body modification' surgery.

The woman, 30, was discovered by her seven-year-old daughter in April last year, with a post-mortem examination concluding septicaemia as the cause of death.

She was determined to have an infected right hand, which is allegedly linked to body modification undertaken to insert a 'plastic snowflake' under the surface of her skin.

This procedure is believed to have occurred just three weeks before her death.

Another woman is understood to have also made complaints who allegedly engaged the body modifier for a stomach procedure.

Police have arrested the 37-year-old man and he has been taken to Gosford Police Station.

He is facing a charged of prohibition of female genital mutilation, which was laid by the Strike Force in May.

Detectives are continuing with their investigation.

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