washed up on Burnham-On-Sea beach was a woman, say police
post mortem has concluded that a body washed up on Burnham-On-Sea
beach last Saturday was a woman.
Police said on
Tuesday (December 11th) that an investigation to formally identify
her is ongoing and that they are "keeping an open mind"
on the cause of the death.
beach walker made the grim discovery next to the jetty at around
10am last Saturday, prompting police to seal off the area, as
pictured, before they removed a body bag.
Police spokeswoman Cath Foster told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "A
post mortem has concluded that the body was that of a woman but
her identity is not yet known. She
had been in the water for some time and it is not yet clear who
she was or her age."
added that police are "keeping an open mind" on the
cause of the death until the investigation is further developed.
have been checking missing people records in order to try and
make a positive identification of the lady.
Police on Burnham's jetty on Saturday (photos: Roger Burgess)