Police still trying to discover dead woman’s identity

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Police are still trying to determine the identity and cause of death of a woman whose remains were found in an overgrown field.

The grim discovery was 
made by a dog walker in a field on the outskirts of Market Deeping, between the A1175 to Spalding road and Swine’s Meadow Road, at 10.40am on Tuesday last week.

Forensic officers spent part of the day at the scene, the area was cordoned off and a police guard remained there overnight.

A post mortem 
examination was carried out but 10 days later the remains have still not been identified and a cause of death has yet to be established.

Officers are treating the death as unexplained.

A police spokesman said: “Inquiries are ongoing and police are still working to establish the identity and cause of death.

“We are appealing for anyone who has any information that may help to come forward.”

The spokesman was unable to say how long the body had been in the field or when the woman had died.

The field where the remains were discovered lies about half a mile outside Market Deeping, well away from any homes.

A public footpath runs through the middle of the land but the rest of the field is overgrown with grass about 8ft high.

Anyone with information about the remains or who can help police with their inquiries in any way, is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 120 of September 24.