Police confirm victim of suspicious death a 31-year-old Kununurra woman

Stephanie SinclairThe Kimberley Echo
Picture: Police are investigating after a body was found in bushland outside of Kununurra on Sunday afternoon.
Camera IconPicture: Police are investigating after a body was found in bushland outside of Kununurra on Sunday afternoon. Credit: Stephanie Sinclair/The Kimberley Echo

Police have confirmed a body found under suspicious circumstances on the outskirts of Kununurra this week belonged to a 31-year-old woman who lived in the East Kimberley town.

The woman’s body was located on Sunday afternoon within an area of bushland on the eastern edge of the Kununurra, which remains cordoned off.

Detectives from the homicide squad were brought in to investigate, and while a man was assisting them with inquiries on Monday, charges are yet to be laid.

After undertaking a formal identification process over several days, police revealed the body was that of a 31-year-old Kununurra woman on Wednesday.

Police would not provide further details on the identity of the woman or confirm whether it was a 31-year-old woman, who can not be named for cultural reasons, missing from Kununurra for two weeks.

It comes after police issued a public call for information on the missing woman’s whereabouts on Friday, and spent time door-knocking across parts of Kununurra on Sunday, noting serious concerns about her welfare.

The woman was last seen by family members in Kununurra on the weekend of October 9, but has not made contact since.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

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