An elderly man who was found unresponsive in a Blue Mountains home along with his deceased female partner has been charged with her murder.
Police were called to the home on Station Street, Katoomba, about 9am on Tuesday after receiving a concern for welfare report.
After entering the home officers found the 73-year-old man injured and non-responsive.
The body of a 71-year-old woman was found in the bedroom of the home. She is yet to be formally identified, but a spokeswoman for NSW Police confirmed the woman and man were in a relationship.
He was treated by paramedics and taken to Katoomba Hospital under police guard.