Balcony fall victim was collecting belongings from ex-lover

SHUYU Zhou, 23, had gone to her former lover Zixi 'Jessie' Wang's inner city unit to collect her belongings when neighbours heard 'guttural screams' as the women argued fiercely just before 9pm. Minutes later, Zhou was dead after falling 30m into a fence.

As Zixi "Jessie" Wang was charged over the murder of Shuyu Zhou on Wednesday, a neighbour said she heard "guttural screams" as two women argued at the Zetland complex on Monday just before 9pm.

Zixi Wang (pictured) was living at the Zetland unit when her ex-girlfriend arrived to collect belongings. Picture: Facebook
Zixi Wang (pictured) was living at the Zetland unit when her ex-girlfriend arrived to collect belongings. Picture: Facebook


Minutes later Zhou, 23, was dead after falling 30m into a fence, and her former partner and the unit's owner, Wang, 29, was on the run from police.

Wang then allegedly stole Zhou's Mercedes and was arrested climbing the rail of the Sea Cliff Bridge in Wollongong, following a tip-off from a 2GB caller, on Tuesday afternoon.

Police on the balcony at the scene where Shuyu Zhou fell to her death. Picture: Damian Shaw
Police on the balcony at the scene where Shuyu Zhou fell to her death. Picture: Damian Shaw

Wang appeared in Wollongong Local Court facing murder and car theft charges on Wednesday.

Her lawyer told the court his client was "terrified and distressed".

It is believed the couple had been together for two years but had recently separated.

Zhou then made the fateful decision on Monday night to go to the unit to get some of her things.

Wang’s lawyer Kevin Zhu outside Wollongong Local Court on Wednesday. Picture: Madeline Crittenden
Wang’s lawyer Kevin Zhu outside Wollongong Local Court on Wednesday. Picture: Madeline Crittenden

Neighbour Anastasia Eden said she heard an intense argument on Monday.

"There was a huge argument from what we could make out, someone was screaming, it was guttural screams and at times ­sounded like a child crying and being told off," Ms Eden told The Daily Telegraph.

"Next thing I know, there was more screaming and we later looked out of the window and saw a body hanging over the fence and blood on the pavement.

"Police and forensic officers came quickly."

Officers said Ms Zhou died instantly when she struck the corrugated iron fence at the bottom of the Rose Valley Way block.

Wang has lived in the three-bedroom unit for two years. Picture: Facebook
Wang has lived in the three-bedroom unit for two years. Picture: Facebook

After officers found Ms Zhou dead they broke down the door of apartment 505 searching for Wang but she was not there.

Wang's wealthy Chinese parents bought the $1.8 million three-bedroom unit in the Symphony by Meriton development two years ago.

Zixi Wang (pictured) has been charged with the murder of her ex-girlfriend Shuyu Zhou. Picture: Facebook
Zixi Wang (pictured) has been charged with the murder of her ex-girlfriend Shuyu Zhou. Picture: Facebook
Police broke down the door after finding the body of Shuyu Zhou on the fence six floors below the unit. Picture: Dylan Robinson
Police broke down the door after finding the body of Shuyu Zhou on the fence six floors below the unit. Picture: Dylan Robinson


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