A man has been charged with murder over the death of a 39-year-old woman at Bellambi last week.
The body of Kristie Powell was found at her home on Lorking Street last Friday.
Hunter detectives arrested a 29-year-old man about 4pm Monday in a building near Maitland Railway Station.
The man was taken to Maitland Police Station where detectives from Wollongong Police District have now charged him with one count of murder.
He has been refused bail to appear in Maitland Local Court Tuesday.
Wollongong detectives, assisted by the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, formed Strike Force Renehan to investigate the death of Ms Powell.