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Police investigate woman’s body found at Scarborough beach

Police have identified the woman who was found dead at Scarborough Beach this morning, and have deemed her death as not suspicious.

Police had cordoned off 100m of the beach after they were called to the popular beach by Surf Life Saving WA about 5.30am where the body was found near Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club house on the Esplanade.

Officers have spoken to the woman’s family.

The crime scene at the hotspot has now been taken down by local police, with detectives from the major crime division assisting them in determining how the woman died.

Police at the scene of where a woman’s body was found in the surf.
Camera IconPolice at the scene of where a woman’s body was found in the surf. Credit: Simon Santi/The West Australian

The West Australian understands the woman’s body was in the water several hours, but not days, before she was found.

Her exact age has yet to be established, with the time she spent submerged exacerbating the identification process.

“We’re erring on the side of caution, particularly because we don’t know 100 per cent who the person is at this stage,” Det-Sen Sgt Richards said.

He would not say if the woman had suffered any visible injuries.

Major Crime Division detectives are in the process of obtaining CCTV footage from the area to try to determine who the woman is, and when she entered the water.

If you or someone you know needs help phone Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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