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Homicide detectives investigate suspicious death of young woman at Welshpool business

A 26-year-old woman was yesterday found inside a Welshpool demolition business unresponsive in suspicious circumstances.

The woman was taken by ambulance to Royal Perth Hospital about 11pm on Tuesday night but could not be revived.

Police are yet to reveal any injuries she suffered but say her death is suspicious.

Homicide detectives were last night questioning two men aged in their 30s and 40s but no charges had been laid.

It is understood one of the men in custody is the 44-year-old business owner David Scofield, who has operated Action Asbestos Demolition and Roofing for more than 20 years.

Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a woman at a business on Treasure Road in Welshpool.Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a woman at a business on Treasure Road in Welshpool.
Camera IconHomicide detectives are investigating the death of a woman at a business on Treasure Road in Welshpool.Picture: The West Australian, Ian Munro.

The other man is not believed to work at the business but was at the warehouse for a meeting.

Forensic officers spent hours yesterday examining the Treasure Road premises and vehicles parked at the front.

It is understood the building and yard is monitored by up to a dozen CCTV cameras.

Detectives also collected footage of the street from neighbouring businesses.

Other workers at the demolition business said they arrived yesterday to find their workplace was a crime scene.

One said he got a weird feeling after hearing of the police investigation on the radio while he was driving to work.

“I was like, ‘It’s something to do with us’,” he said “I come around the corner and I was like yep, there it was.”

It is understood the 26-year-old victim does not work at the business but is known to the men being questioned.

Nearby businesses told The West Australian it was not unusual for there to be late-night, and at times wild, parties at the demolition business.

Police want to speak to anyone with information about the woman’s death.

Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online.

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