Coogee murder: Transgender sex worker 'strangled' to death inside apartment

Kimberley McRae (pictured) was found dead in her apartment in Coogee on Tuesday

A transgender sex worker murdered inside her Sydney beachside apartment may have been strangled.

Kimberley McRae was found dead in her apartment on Mount Street, Coogee, about 10am on Tuesday.

Police are yet to confirm the cause of death pending an autoposy, although her body may have been there for up to a week before it was found. 

Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer

Daily Mail Australia has been told a real estate agent made the shocking discovery after Ms McRae's sister raised the alarm. 

New South Wales police say the last known sighting of Ms McRae - a long-time and well known Coogee local - was on Tuesday, January 7.

But neighbours inside her unit block claim they saw her more recently than that.

'I'm positive I saw her on Friday, just before we went away to the Central Coast for the weekend,' one neighbour said.

'We returned on Monday and then on Tuesday the real estate agent found her body.

'Her sister apparently tried to call her but she wasn't answering so she contacted the real estate agent, but they couldn't get onto her either.

Ms McRae was a well-known identity in the beachside suburb, and recently wrote a book about her struggles with gender identity

Ms McRae was a well-known identity in the beachside suburb, and recently wrote a book about her struggles with gender identity 

Crime scene fingerprint dust on the front door to Ms McRae's apartment where she had lived for the past six months before she was found dead

Crime scene fingerprint dust on the front door to Ms McRae's apartment where she had lived for the past six months before she was found dead

Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer

Ms McRae's worried sister contacted the real estate agent when she couldn't raise her. The agent and police then made the horrific discovery of her murdered body inside the Coogee unit

Ms McRae's worried sister contacted the real estate agent when she couldn't raise her. The agent and police then made the horrific discovery of her murdered body inside the Coogee unit  

'It's so sad, she was always really lovely and would say hello to me and my kids each time we saw her.' 

She had lived at the current apartment block for the past six months, and prior to that in another building on the same street for almost 12 years. 

Police said Ms McRae lived alone and did not own a vehicle, but was known to walk and exercise in the area and had 'distinct personal style with recognisable features'.

New South Wales Homicide Squad boss Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty said the last known sighting of Ms McRae was on January 7, at

read more from dailymail.....

PREV Tory MPs demand Boris Johnson gives 'road map' out of lockdown
NEXT UK officially exits the European Union mogaznewsen