Police Investigation Underway After Woman Found Dead in Perth Suburb


In the early morning shade of Wednesday, the northern suburbs of Perth were disrupted by a chilling event. A pivotal arterial highway was cordoned off by the local police following the grim discovery of a deceased woman. The unsettling discovery was made near the confluence of Wanneroo Road and Nollamara Avenue in the northern quarters of the city, specifically Balcatta.

The police promptly reacted to the incident, barricading a significant portion of Wanneroo Road stretching between Morley Drive and Sylvia Street. Their significant presence was to ensure a thorough examination of the scene in its untouched state.

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Western Australia’s Police Commissioner, Col Blanch, disclosed that a congregation of individuals stumbled upon the woman’s lifeless body. These witnesses were in the process of reaching out to the police when the law enforcement officers arrived at the scene. Acknowledging the inconvenience caused to commuters, Mr. Blanch emphasized the necessity of the road closure because of the homicide and major crash investigation teams working there.

“At this juncture, we can only conjecture about the sequence of events leading to the woman’s death. An influx of our resources has been directed to determine the participants and the course of occurrence,” stated Mr. Blanch.

A colleague, Mr. Black suggested the possibility of a hit-and-run being the cause, but reiterated that it was premature to draw conclusions. Police officers were seen meticulously sifting through the scene during the course of the day and sought the assistance of anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage of the incident.

Major Roads WA, a government agency, took note of the closure at Amberley Way on Wanneroo Road, with traffic suspended in deference to emergency service operations. By 11:30 am, the agency reported that the arterial road was once again operational, albeit with caution, after the disruption that cast a pall over the morning.

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Melinda Cochrane is a poet, teacher and fiction author. She is also the editor and publisher of The Inspired Heart, a collection of international writers. Melinda also runs a publishing company, Melinda Cochrane International books for aspiring writers, based out Montreal, Quebec. Her publication credits include: The art of poetic inquiry, (Backalong Books), a novella, Desperate Freedom, (Brian Wrixon Books Canada), and 2 collections of poetry; The Man Who Stole Father’s Boat, (Backalong Books), and She’s an Island Poet, Desperate Freedom was on the bestseller's list for one week, and The Man Who Stole Father’s Boat is one of hope and encouragement for all those living in the social welfare system. She’s been published in online magazines such as, (regular writer for) ‘Life as a Human’, and Shannon Grissom’s magazine.