'No evidence of criminality' in death of Margaret River woman

The body of 39 year old Rachel Jewell was found near a popular walking trail on Bussell Highway on Monday, June 14.
The body of 39 year old Rachel Jewell was found near a popular walking trail on Bussell Highway on Monday, June 14.

Police have confirmed that there is currently no evidence of criminality in relation to the death of a woman found in Margaret River on Monday, June 14.

The woman was today identified as 39 year old Margaret River woman Rachel Jewell.

Ms Jewell was discovered by walkers around 7.30am on Monday morning, close to the side of Bussell Highway near the Rapids Landing subdivision.

A police spokesperson said there were no concerns for public safety around Ms Jewell's death.

"The investigation is ongoing and will include a review of the results of the Post Mortem examination," the spokesperson said.

Detectives have been at the site since the discovery with assistance from the Perth homicide squad, but police confirmed that it was not currently a homicide investigation.

Investigators wish to speak to anyone who was in the area or travelling on Bussell Highway between 7.30pm on Sunday 13 June and 7.30am on Monday 14 June who may have seen the woman, or any suspicious activity.

Police are calling for anyone with information around the discovery of the body to contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestopperswa.com.au

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