Woman Attacked and Murdered
A young woman found dead in a track road yesterday morning may have been raped by her attacker before she was killed with a blow to the head, police say.
Detectives have yet to identify the heavy-set woman found lying on her back, her white trousers pulled down around her knees, on a dirt track around 400ft off Faith Avenue South just after 7.30am.
Central Detective Unit (CDU) Assistant Superintendent Clayton Fernander said the woman, estimated to be between age 18 and 20, and around 300lbs, had severe injuries on the left side of her head which appeared to have been inflicted by a blunt instrument.
She was still wearing her green blouse as her trousers were partially removed, and Mr Fernander said she may have been raped.
“Based on how the scene was, it tells us she may have been indecently assaulted, but we will have to confirm that with the autopsy,” he said.
However the examination cannot be carried out until the 58th murder victim of the year has been identified.
Anyone with any information which may assist investigations should call police urgently on 911, 919, call CDU on 502-9930/9991 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 328-TIPS (8477).crime