New details have emerged into the alleged murder of 21-year-old, Lilie James, who was found beaten to death at one of Sydney’s top high schools.
The young water polo coach’s 24-year-old ex-boyfriend, Paul Thijssen, reportedly called triple-0 himself to tell them where to find her body.
According to the Daily Telegraph, the Dutch-national worked alongside Ms James at St Andrew’s Cathedral School and made the call four hours after police believe she was killed.
Police then traced the call to notorious suicide spot The Gap in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, where they found some of his belongings including a backpack, the publication reported.
Ms James’ body was discovered in the gym bathroom of the Sydney CBD school about midnight on Thursday after she failed to return home for the day.
Police are still searching for Mr Thijssen, who worked at the school as a hockey coach.
The pair had been dating for just over a month before calling off the relationship.
Ms James reportedly met Mr Thijssen at the school on Wednesday night, with CCTV footage obtained by police showing the final moments leading up to the young teacher’s death.
Flowers have been laid outside St Andrew’s Cathedral School, which was closed to students on Thursday and Friday.
A spokesperson from St Andrew’s Cathedral School said Year 12 students sitting IB and HSC exams would be allowed to attend the school as police investigate.
“No students were involved and there is no ongoing threat,” the spokesperson said.
“An area of the school, not accessible to students, is a crime zone, and we await the approval of Police before bringing everyone back on site.
“The only students onsite are those sitting exams, and we ask the media does not seek to interrupt their concentration or state of mind as they sit exams that are significant for their graduation.
“Police have asked that we do not make any further public commentary so all media inquiries must be directed to Police.”
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