Bail refused for former partner of woman found dead in carpark

Leila Alavi. (Facebook)

A man accused of murdering his estranged partner, whose body was found in an underground car park in Sydney's west, will remain behind bars.

A man charged with the stabbing murder of his estranged wife, whose body was found in an underground car park in Sydney's west, will remain behind bars until at least April.

Police found 26-year-old Leila Alavi's body inside a vehicle in the car park of a shopping centre on Harrow Road, Auburn, on Saturday morning.

Mokhtar Hosseiniamraei, 33, is alleged to have stabbed her with a pair of scissors after going to her workplace, according to court documents.

The papers say the couple were separated.

He was arrested that night and charged with her murder along with contravening a restriction in an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO).

He did not appear for the brief hearing at Parramatta Local Court on Sunday.

No bail application was made and bail was refused.

Hosseiniamraei, of Guildford West, is due to face Burwood Local Court on April 1.

Source: AAP