Police investigate body found at Frankston fire
Sun 15 October 2006
Police continue to appeal for public assistance following the suspicious death of a woman near Frankston beach on Monday night, 9 October 2006 and will be operating an information caravan at the site in an effort to turn up more leads.
The investigation commenced after fire fighters located the woman’s body about 15 metres from a path in the vicinity of Wells Street when they were called to a blaze in Kananook Creek Reserve around 7pm that evening.
The woman remains unidentified following a post mortem, however it is thought that she was aged between 40 to 60-years-old.
The cause of death also remains inconclusive following the post mortem, as the woman had suffered extensive burns in the incident.
Police have released a photo of the shoes the woman was wearing when her body was found and hope this may help lead to her identification.
Homicide detectives are appealing for two key witnesses and have now widened their search to anyone who may have been in the vicinity of the Frankston foreshore, off Wells Street, Frankston between the hours of 5 and 8pm last Monday night.
A man believed to be in an old campervan was seen in the area at the time of the incident and is thought to have flagged down the CFA fire officer as he drove into the foreshore car park.
A woman is also believed to have been in the area around 7pm, entering the Waves Restaurant building before leaving in a white vehicle.
Homicide detectives will be operating the information caravan from 3pm on Monday 16 October at the beach end of Wells Street Frankston, the site where the body was located.
Investigators believe there were other possible witnesses in the area at the time and urge anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to visit www.crimestoppers.com.au