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Woman’s Body Found on Fortrose Beach Yet to be Identified

Police are re-appealing to the public to help identify a woman whose body was discovered on the beach in Fortrose on Saturday 30 January, 2021.

Around 8.30am on Saturday morning, the body of a woman was discovered by members of the public who were walking on the beach near to Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club. 

She is described as white, aged between 25-35 years of age with an athletic build and long, dark-brown/auburn hair.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Detective Inspector Craig Still said: 

“Extensive police enquiries are continuing to identify this woman. 

“Despite a previous appeal and a full check of missing person reports, we have not been able to establish who she is, and we are re-appealing to the public for any assistance so we can notify her next-of-kin.

“As part of our ongoing enquiry, we have been speaking to people in the local area and studying CCTV footage. 

“We are working to identify a young woman who was seen in the Rosemarkie area on Wednesday, 27 January. 

“She was wearing a distinctive light-coloured mac-style raincoat, a brimmed hat, dark-grey leggings, thick-soled shoes and carrying a small rucksack.

“We have yet to confirm who the woman seen in Rosemarkie is and we cannot rule out that she may be the woman found on the beach. 

“I would urge anyone who recognises her description to please come forward.

“I’m also appealing for witnesses who may have seen a woman looking upset in the local area last week. 

“Alternatively, if you have concerns about a female family member or friend who matches this description and has not been in contact, then please let us know.”

Anyone with information should contact officers through 101 quoting reference number 0942 of 30 January.