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Woman’s body found in Fremantle Harbour as Western Australia police launch homicide investigation

Horror as woman’s body floats to the surface in the busy harbor – as homicide detectives investigate her mysterious death after the grisly discovery was reported by dozens of locals

  • Suburb of Port rocked by discovery of woman’s body floating in Fremantle harbour
  • Police are still trying to identify the woman and are treating her death as suspicious
  • The southern end of the busy port remains cordoned off as police search for clues

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A murder investigation has been launched following the gruesome discovery of a woman’s body floating in a busy harbour.

Emergency services rushed to the scene after several residents reported sightings of the woman in hiding among several ships at the Capo D’Orlando Drive end of Fremantle Harbor around 5 a.m. Sunday.

Mystery surrounds the woman’s identity and how she died as police cordoned off the area and spent much of Sunday at the scene looking for clues and possible CCTV footage.

Detectives are currently treating the woman’s death as suspicious as they race to establish her identity.

A Murder Investigation Has Been Launched Following The Gruesome Discovery Of A Woman'S Body Floating In Fremantle Harbor (Pictured) - Western Australia'S Largest And Busiest Harbor

A murder investigation has been launched following the gruesome discovery of a woman’s body floating in Fremantle Harbor (pictured) – Western Australia’s largest and busiest harbor

“The circumstances she was in are of great concern to the police who were called,” Detective Senior Sergeant Greg McDonald told reporters.

“We believe the circumstances surrounding the lady’s death and its location in the harbor have raised suspicion and the homicide department is currently investigating.

“Our efforts are really to try and identify who she is, what her movements were. And to determine exactly what happened, which may have led to her death – but we can’t tell you what we don’t know at this point.”

“It is clear that her movements over the past few days will be very important to us.”

The woman’s body was removed from the water and disposed of.

Police could not say whether the woman had any visible injuries or whether her age “is a little hard to say at this point.”

Det Sen. Sgt McDonald said the investigation is still in its infancy and issued a direct appeal to anyone concerned about a missing loved one.

Wa Police (Stock Image) Are Treating The Woman'S Death As Suspicious And Have Launched A Public Appeal For Information On Her Identity

Wa Police (Stock Image) Are Treating The Woman'S Death As Suspicious And Have Launched A Public Appeal For Information On Her Identity

WA police (stock image) are treating the woman’s death as suspicious and have launched a public appeal for information on her identity

The Capo D'Orlando Drive End Of Fremantle Harbor (Pictured) Remains Cordoned Off After A Woman'S Body Was Found Floating In The Water

The Capo D'Orlando Drive End Of Fremantle Harbor (Pictured) Remains Cordoned Off After A Woman'S Body Was Found Floating In The Water

The Capo D’Orlando Drive end of Fremantle Harbor (pictured) remains cordoned off after a woman’s body was found floating in the water

“We’ve got a pretty broad canvas going on — witnesses and any potential CCTV. So that’s a focus for us now,” he said.

“In the absence of a clear statement suggesting a clear explanation for the death, we will treat any case as suspicious in these circumstances until we can prove otherwise.”

A police spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia that further updates on Sunday were unlikely.

The southern end of Fremantle Harbor, where the body was found, is popular with charter boat operators and recreational anglers.

A number of vehicles found in the crime scene remain at the crime scene.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police immediately.

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