10 May 2023

Police investigation after woman's body found near Cooktown

| Cape York Weekly
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Forensic officers have spent the week in Marton.

POLICE are keeping their cards close to their chest after a 38-year-old woman’s body was found in a yard in Marton (west of Cooktown) on Monday evening.

Detectives from Cooktown and Cairns have been investigating the cause of death.

“Police were called to a Cooktown home at about 5pm Monday following reports a woman had been found deceased. Detectives have begun an investigation based out of Cooktown Police Station. There is no further information available at this time,” a QPS spokesperson told Cape York Weekly.

Queensland Police issued this statement several hours after Cape York Weekly published the story.

SES volunteers were called upon to help with a search of the area.

Cape York Weekly has chosen not to name the deceased woman as police were unable to confirm whether her next of kin had been notified.

The woman’s body was found in this area at Marton.

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