Woman’s body found floating in Fremantle fishing harbour sparking mystery death probe

Woman’s body found floating in Fremantle fishing harbour sparking mystery death probe

Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate the mystery death of a WA woman, who was found floating in a fishing harbour.

Forensic officers and homicide investigators descended on Fremantle Harbour on Sunday after a member of the public made the grisly discovery about 5am.

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Police confirmed the woman had been identified, but are yet to release any information on her age and where she lived.

Whether she was injured and how she ended up in the water are also yet to be revealed.

Forensic police scoured the scene. Credit: 7NEWS

Investigators cordoned off part of Cape D’Angelo Drive for most of the day as officers scoured the scene.

Homicide Squad Detective Senior Sergeant Greg McDonald said the water added a challenging element to the investigation.

“The circumstances in which she was found raise significant concerns for the police who were called,” he told reporters.

“We believe the circumstances surrounding the lady’s death and her location in the harbour raised suspicion, and the homicide squad are investigating at this point.”

The woman’s body was found in the water at Fremantle Harbour on Sunday. Credit: 7NEWS

Police could not confirm how long the woman had been in the water for.

McDonald said the woman’s recent movements would be significant to police piecing together how she died.

The harbour is controlled by the Department of Transport, which told 7NEWS it has handed its security video to police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at crimestopperswa.com.au.

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