A super fit mother of two who suddenly died alone on a remote mountain during a bushwalk may have been killed by a deadly snake.
Felicity Shadbolt, 36, disappeared on Sunday after a run on Mount Nameless, near Tom Price in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Her body was hidden on Wednesday morning around 7 pm in the undergrowth at 400 meters from the path and the mystery still surrounds her life.
Mrs. Shadbolt (pictured with her twin sisters Macie and Harper) disappeared on Sunday after a run in the bush at her home
Mrs. Shadbolt leaves her husband Drew and their two twin daughters after they moved to Tom Price three years ago in the Pilbara region in Western Australia
The police said Friday that she is investigating a range of possibilities for her death, including a medical episode, an accident or even a foul game.
Commissioner Paul Coombes said that it was less likely that Mrs Shadbolt was killed, but because the body had gone through days of dissolution, nothing could be ruled out.
He said it was more likely that she had a sunstroke on the 46C day or that she was bitten by poisonous snakes that infested the scrubs she was walking through.
"All indicators point in that direction, but we are not sure until after the post-mortem because of the condition and location of Felicity's body," he told Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; There is nothing obvious about the scene that caused us [to believe Ms Shadbolt was murdered]. & # 39;
The body of the mother-of-two was found around 7 pm on Wednesday, 400 meters from the walking path after a furious search by dozens of volunteers in 46 degrees heat
Mrs. Shadbolt with her two daughters on the beach in Exmouth at Christmas, where they were on holiday with friends
Mrs. Shadbolt & # 39; s father David Dick wondered how his daughter, who was in such good condition that she ran Tough Mudder and Spartan races, could die from heat stroke.
She is incredibly fit and had two liters of water, so it's hard to tell what happened & # 39 ;, he told Daily Mail Australia.
He hoped, however, that her death would be confirmed by the result of the elements or by a snake bite, not by murder.
It would make it easier for us to handle this, knowing that she was not being abused or tortured and that no murderer is lying in wait to hurt someone else, & # 39; he said.
& # 39;[Dying from heatstroke or a snake] can happen to anyone, it's just a lot of bad luck with my beautiful daughter.
It would also cost a lot of anger – you can not be angry with a snake. & # 39;
Approximately 35 people were involved in a soil survey in the early hours of Tuesday, including police, SES and members of the local community
Mrs. Shadbolt may have died from a snake bite, because deadly breeds like this adder slip out of the dead through the shrubs she passed through on Mount Nameless.
Superintendent Coombes said that a snake bite & # 39; absolutely a possibility & # 39; was to investigate investigators and the medical researcher.
& # 39; There are many poisonous snakes in and around Tom Price and on Mount Nameless, & # 39; he said.
Local snake catcher Tim Salmon said that deadly western brown, mulga and death adder snakes are common in the underbrush around the mountain trails.
He said, however, that observations were common, but he could not remember anyone being bitten there because the local population knew how to avoid them.
Heartbroken father David Dick (right) has come back the moment he found out that his daughter Felicity Shadbolt, 36, (left) was deceased during the bush walk on a remote mountain
Dick, who walked to the altar during the wedding in October 2009 by Mrs Shadbolt, hoped that her death would be confirmed as the result of the elements or a snake bite, not as murder.
Friends and family send condolences to her husband Drew (right) with whom she married in October 2009
Superintendent Coombes declined to comment on how much Ms Shadbolt drank from her two-liter CamelBak hydration pack.
He said the bag was being examined forensically and was the key to investigating her cause of death.
Mrs. Shadbolt sent her husband Drew around 12.50 on Sunday with the announcement that she would be home within 20 minutes. She never saved it.
The main path to the top of Mount Nameless for breathtaking views of the landscape and the Rio Tinto iron ore mine is 4.5 kilometers and takes three hours.
Mrs. Shadbolt regularly led the many paths around Mount Nameless, knowing them well, and was in such a good shape that she participated in Tough Mudder and Spartan races (photo)
All statements for the death of Shdbolt, including a medical episode, an accident or murder, are still on the table as the police have flown from the assassination attempt in the outback mining town to investigate
Her car was parked just after her disappearance in a parking lot at the foot of the mountain, but she was nowhere to be seen.
The police said she wore an Apple watch for her run, but it was not connected to the internet and therefore could not be used to trace her movements.
Dozens of locals volunteered to help SES crews and police scour the area in scorching heat in an attempt to find her, and eventually they did.
The body of Mrs. Shadbolt will be transported to Port Headland and then to Perth for a post mortem that will hopefully determine her cause of death.
Felicity Shadbolt, 36, disappeared on Sunday after a run on Mount Nameless, near Tom Price in the Pilbara region of Western Australia