Cops issue statement as officers stand guard in local woods where woman was found dead

Police on the scene as they probe an unexplained death near the B8062 Auchterarder to Dunning Road
Police on the scene as they probe an unexplained death near the B8062 Auchterarder to Dunning Road

Police are continuing to stand guard at a local woods where a woman was found dead yesterday.

Cops say the death of a woman who was found in wooded area at the roadside of the B8062 between Auchterarder and Dunning at 12.05pm yesterday is being treated as unexplained.

Detective Superintendent Jim Smith of the Major Investigation Team said: “Enquiries are still at an early stage and it is vital that we establish the full circumstances which has led to this woman tragically losing her life.

“There will be a police presence in the area as we continue with enquiries and I would like to thank the local community for their patience so far.’

“I would appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious on this stretch of road in the preceding days to please come forward. No matter how insignificant the information you have it may prove vital in establishing what has happened.

“Also I would appeal to anyone who has travelled that stretch of road, or the surrounding area who has dash cam footage, to please get in touch with the police.

“Anyone with information that may assist our enquiries should contact Police Scotland on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or by e mail to the dedicated e mail address oprupestris@scotland.pnn.police.uk.”

Woman found dead on local road

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