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Woman's body found in Newcastle stairwell

Detectives are trying to determine how a woman died after her body was found at the bottom of a stairwell at an apartment block in Newcastle.

Authorities were called to the complex on Union Street in Cooks Hill after 3.30pm on Sunday following reports that a woman was seriously injured.

When officers arrived they found the 48-year-old woman's body.

A crime scene has been established and detectives are investigating.

AAP understands the woman may have fallen down the stairs but it's not yet known if foul play was involved.

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